1994: Ty Wilson served in Bulgaria in Popovo & Haskovo beginning in 1994

Peace Corps Online: Directory: Bulgaria: Directory of Bulgaria RPCVs: 1994: Ty Wilson served in Bulgaria in Popovo & Haskovo beginning in 1994

By Admin1 (admin) (pool-151-196-110-196.balt.east.verizon.net - on Saturday, November 12, 2005 - 3:33 pm: Edit Post

1994: Ty Wilson served in Bulgaria in Popovo & Haskovo beginning in 1994

1994: Ty Wilson served in Bulgaria in Popovo & Haskovo beginning in 1994

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Ty Wilson can be contacted at upr10r1anetscapednet

Country of Service: Bulgaria

Training Group: TEFL

Cities you served in: Popovo & Haskovo

Arrival Year: 1994

Departure Year: 1996

Work Description:

Taught English as a foreign language to students between Preparatory and 11th grades.

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Upon my return from Bulgaria, I became a longhaul trucker for a major trucking company, with which I drove for two years. This provided further adventure and a genuine welcoming home to my country or origin. I then moved back to Alaska to drive shuttle bus during summers for my friends' company, covering routes of 360 miles daily between Fairbanks and Anchorage. During the winter I returned to college as a fulltime student seeking an Associate degree in Computer Support. Additionally, my time was taken up improving a rustic cabin (without plumbing) with my partner at the time. I am now working in Accounts Payable at a major Seattle law firm, representing two east coast satelite offices. On the side, I sing and tour with the nation's largest community chorus and world's largest Gay chorus: the Seattle Men's Chorus.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

So young I was, and so green. Yet so much more idealistic, with a sense of adventure that lacks with me now. I thought I would learn so much in the Peace Corps, but my true learning occurred after I returned home; the Peace Corps was an introduction to the bigger lesson.

I miss the Peace Corps, for all its adventure, its craziness, triumphs and the trials, the stresses and the rewards. Never can I say that I am more alive today than when I was a Peace Corps volunteer. The Peace Corps was the best and the worst of myself combined. With such a mirror, how can one not be a little self-centered? So much was I learning about myself, I never believed I ever taught anything to anyone else, but I know I did.

The Peace Corps was a great life choice, and when I retire, I may join the Peace Corps again...Zashto ne?

Any message for returned volunteers?:

I'm really lousy at keeping in touch. Sorry. Part of me has put the years '94 to '96 behind me, part of me wants to stay connected with RPCVs. In the end, correspondence goes by the wayside as do any further thoughts on getting a cell phone or cable TV. But I remember you all. I know how we all must have changed by now. And yet, we never really change completely, do we? (Maybe we wish we did, but we don't, really.) Never have I felt more a part of an extended family than I did with Peace Corps Bulgaria III and IV. This is my message: Mnogo radvum sum da kazha, "Zdravete, skupi zhivotni i priateltsvo!"

There, Sherri always wanted to say that at our closing ceremony, now I did too!

Originally posted: August 2, 2004

If you know this RPCV or served in his or her group,
post a message to the RPCV or to your group above where it says "Create New Conversation."

If this is your profile, post any additions, updates or corrections to your profile below where it says "Add a Message."

RPCVs: To add your own RPCV profile click here.

The Peace Corps Library Date: March 17 2005 No: 499 The Peace Corps Library
Peace Corps Online is proud to announce that the Peace Corps Library is now available online. With over 30,000 index entries in 500 categories, this is the largest collection of Peace Corps related stories in the world. From Acting to Zucchini, you can use the Main Index to find hundreds of stories about what RPCVs with your same interests or from your Country of Service are doing today.

 Main Logo

Add a Message

This is a public posting area. Enter your username and password if you have an account. Otherwise, enter your full name as your username and leave the password blank. Your e-mail address is optional.