Okay, take two.
Yes, you guys just escape a whiny rant about how I haven’t heard anything from my CO yet. I wrote it all out, and the whole time, I knew what I was writing sounded whiny and pathetic. I mean, there are way worse things going on in the world right now than me having to wait for information.
But when you keep seeing Facebook posts and tumblr entries about people getting Skype calls from their JTE’s or receiving their magical, glittery package of wonderful information, it’s super hard not to be impatient.
Not to mention, I got kinda chewed out but not really by a current JET for not being “inclusive” in our Facebook group and not acknowledging everyone is a JET. I know that. I’m not stupid. It just hurt when that JET was like “be inclusive and don’t assume everyone is a JET.” It’s that kind of thing that makes me want to avoid people.
This is starting to turn into another rant. I just want to maintain perspective, and I think that’s really important when you’re going through the whole JET acceptance process. The unofficial slogan of “Every Situation is Different” is absolutely, 100% true. That’s why you should take everything said with a grain of salt. Some people will hear from their contracting organizations before others. Some current JETs might be kind of jerky and try to be negative before you even get there.
But it’s important to take a step back and realize that your situation will be different. No one can guarantee it will be good, but it won’t be the same as anyone else’s experience.
This is all part of my experience. It’ll be something I can tell to the new JET’s next year when they start being whiny little shits like me, complaining about not hearing anything.
“Hey, don’t feel bad. It took me awhile to hear from my CO, too. But it’s coming, I promise. You definitely will get there.”