I took 24 hours to think about it and said yes to the fellowship. After doing a bit of research, I made a specific request for the India post. Nothing against Nepal, but the idea of India seemed to resonate a little more with me. I should know more about my fate in the coming days.
A dear friend of mine, who is currently living in Bangkok, appears to be the most thrilled by this news. "We're practically going to be neighbors!," she said with glee. I laughed at the thought that a visit to Bangkok might not seem like such a big stretch. Is this really my life?
Thanks to everyone (including my wonderful readers--thanks, ya'll) who assured me that I'm not "missing anything". In the end, what is six more months? Now, I just need to get around to telling my mother about this. (Probably not the best news to deliver on Mother's Day, I am thinking...)
The good news is that now that this decision is off my shoulders, I can return my state of mind to being here in Jerusalem. There is tons to do and tons more to write about. More soon.