I was reading some of the "task execution plan" that came with my employment agreement today at my second meeting. and I noticed the part about being hiv tested before going to Afghanistan, and so I think tomorrow I'll go to the free place on the gay bar strip in okc and get tested. I mean seriously, i've only ever done oral, but you never know and I'd just rather get tested than sign up to take the job, quit my toher jobs, and then get tested and find out I can't do it. ALthough on the other hand, I'm completely confident there is no reason to have HIV, but I think I should get tested just because. We'll see, I may feel differently tomorrow I guess.
anyway, the offer was a good one, not extravagantly salaried but definitely worth considering.
I am supposed to get back to him by Thursday with my yes or no. I have to say I was leaving Mazzios thinking, nah I'm not going...... and I still am going to have to do a lot of thinking. basically it IS the sort of thing I love to do and like to get involved with, and I'm up for the travel, I guess it's the unkown that is difficult. Also I think I am being lazy minded considering the amount of work to get my house all boxed up and into storage somewhere. yuck
on the other hand, the opportunity to get the defense language institute training, and have the overseas experience, opportunity to learn Dari language no doubt, also pay off my house in a year, not to mention collecting rent while living away.
Oh yeah, I also have to search inside and ask if I'm running away from facing the reality of my life situation as a closet gay dude, and yet I've been wanting something different to do for a while. my current two jobs I've worked at for the past 7 years, well I really should shake it up and see what it's like with a normal 9 to 5 job albeit in kabul. ha.