So I”m sitting here at work, 2 hours into the new year and I realize that this year is going to be a lot of firsts for me. I’m graduating college and if everything still goes according to plan, I will be celebrating the holidays and the end of a year in another country. I have good news and progress though. I got an email just the other day that stated I passed legal clearance and I should be hopefully cleared for placement. As the months dwindle down and down, I’m becoming more and more nervous. What if I’m not what the natives expect from me? However, I have to push those thoughts out of my head and remember that the recruiters wouldn’t have nominated me if they didn’t think I was qualified enough to serve. I only hope I can do the justice that I know I can.