Monday, January 25, 2010

Drum Roll Please!

Well, right now I think you will have to bear with my possibly bad grammar and stuff of the sort. I am sorry if this blog entry is overly peppy and insane, but I just got a very happy email from AFS... I sent my local chapter volunteer supervisor person, named Victoria, a message yesterday. Today I got a reply!

*Drum roll*

I got in to AFS!!!

*Wha-pow cymbals*

I can't even start to explain my excitement right now. I *kinda* expected it, but it is such a relief and a joy to see it written down. I am ecstatic. I'll keep this entry short, so to see you off I'd just like to say thanks to everybody for their support and kindness throughout the past few months. And the patience. And the generosity!


Carly Houk

P.S. If you are willing, any donations would be fantastic!

Friday, January 22, 2010


*Beware.... whiny post*

It's been some time since my last post about AFS happenings, so I think it's time for me to say at least a little. Right now, I am waiting for my application to be accepted and sent off to France. I am almost positive that I will be getting into the program, but I would like to see it for real. It's been a little more than 2 months since I sent it in, and I got one email from AFS since then... It came about a month after I sent it in saying "Thank you for submitting your full application, we are sending it to more AFS - USA people for further reviewing." I hope that's a good sign... But the waiting is killing me. On the bright side, I can't believe that another month has gone by so fast! I'll keep you posted if anything else interesting happens!

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Results are In!

I just wanted to make this post to say a sincere thank you to both Uncle Dirk and Aunt Lori and Aunts Chris and Lee for donating to my blog! Thanks so much!

On another note, I got an email from AFS on Tuesday that said my application has been sent to AFS-USA for further reviewing... I've made it passed the first level! Hooray!

Thanks to everyone for being so supportive in every way about this! Can't wait for more news.