Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Life After the Peace Corps
Life is a constant mesh of paths, choices, and consequences. For several years we have been trying to plot a course that would lead towards careers in international finance / business / relations, etc. As our paths trudge on, we realize that life is so unpredictable and so much fun. You never know where you will be taken. It would have been impossible for us to imagine that we would be living in Austin and getting ready to move to Houston. Over three years ago - about 2 days after arriving in Romania for two years in the Peace Corps - we were already planning for our return to America. While we were in Romania, we took a couple of classes by correspondence so we would qualify for graduate school. We made the decision for Rachel to go to grad school first, because her program was only one year, and for Rob to go to grad school second… this made even more sense since Rob didn't yet have access to his official undergrad transcripts. (Make sure you pay your school bills!)
We both continue to be amazed by God's grace. This isn't cliché! When you listen to what the Lord is trying to say, and are obedient to his "suggestions" for your life, you can be a world changer! We don't have a lot of money, but by living life like Ps. 3:5-6 and Jer. 29:11, we know that there is no limit to what we can accomplish.