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Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Foreign Service as a First Job, Part 1.5

So, you've probably noticed that my "series" of blog entries about the Foreign Service as a First Job has kind of stalled a little.

After I posted it, I was pleased. I thought it did a decent job of explaining an interesting paradigm of my new job and would perhaps be found useful by others who may be experiencing (or about to experience) the same thing. Before I decided to release it into the wild, wild internet, I had a conversation with myself about whether or not I should post it.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

The Foreign Service as a First Job, Part 1

I write this blog for a few different reasons. It helps me keep up with family and friends who can read about what's going on in my life, whether it's Foreign Service related or not. That's why you may sometimes see a post that appears to have absolutely nothing to do with my job. Other times, I try to write about the Foreign Service itself, to give people a look into what the job is like, how I managed to get it, and personal experiences that I face. This post will belong in the latter of those two categories.

As I sometimes do, I'd like to call your attention once again to the small disclaimer found at the bottom of this blog. These thoughts are my own, are completely personal, and are not the views or thoughts of the Department of State or the U.S. Government whatsoever.