I joined Peace Corps looking for a short term job adventure and to hold off having to join the ‘real world’ for at least another 2 years. When I finished, I thought I’d probably jump on a boat and try to backpack my way home. But by the end of two years, I volunteered my way into a job in my host-country. I’d fallen in love with a new way of life and then, a few years later, with my husband- a host country national- and two beautiful step children. I still haven’t taken that backpacking trip, but I’m not in any rush. Thank you Peace Corps, for giving me roots and wings.