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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Happy Anniversary!

Hello friends! Just a quick blog post tonight to let you know that I've officially been working for the State Department for one year! And, as of a few weeks ago, I've been at post for six months already!

One year ago today I walked down 23rd Street to the intersection with C Street, slightly jittery, mostly giddy, and excited about the fact that I was about to be sworn in as a federal government employee and an officer in the United States Foreign Service.

It has been quite a humbling, exciting, and incredible experience thus far, and I can only hope for many more years and a great career ahead. Oh, and the "administrative promotion" certainly doesn't hurt, either!

Thanks for coming on the journey with me. As a completely random treat, check out this video that has boggled my mind. Japan is so stinkin cool.

Until next time...peace.


  1. Happy Anniversary! Maybe the second year be as exciting as the first. :D

  2. Sooo, from the far corners of internet anonymity, I bring you the following news flash: I'm a female grad student going to school in DC, and when I googled "Life as a female diplomat," your blog was definitely the sixth result. And you're not even a girl! Hah. Imagine my surprise when I clicked forward and found out this was a personal blog and not propaganda aimed at those of us interested in FS. Haha. Anyway, just wanted to post to say it's nice to see fellow young people giving us insight into their lives like this! It also really helps those of us interested in in FS, too. Keep up the good work!