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Our life in boxes

To begin the journey of being a foreign service officer, it begins with A-100. But first we have to get to A-100. The trek from OK to DC is roughly 1,212 miles and about 18 hours long. 511 more words

Travel

The Pack Out Paradigm

Monday was Pack Out Day (cue Jaws dun-uh-dun-uh music), the day our entire household got disassembled and dissected, all our worldly goods boxed up and labeled for their journey to our South American onward assignment. 1,012 more words

China

The Freetime Paradox

Have you ever noticed how when you have more time you get less done?

I’m not sure if that’s a universal thing, but for me, I’m waaaaay more productive when I’m working within time constraints. 239 more words

Foreignservice

The First FS Challenge: Packing

With 19 days until I move to Arlington for my A-100, I’m preparing for my first challenge as a Foreign Service Officer (obviously not counting the application process): packing for my move. 420 more words

Travel

Our Last Day in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C.- I woke up on Wednesday morning filled with excitement. The day we have been waiting for since September was finally here. I rolled over to Sean and whispered in his ear “We are going to Germany today.” Sean smiled wide and promptly asked me, “Babe, where are our passports.” A little dumbfounded I responded, “I have mine.” 807 more words

Foreign Service

Pack Out

WASHINGTON D.C. – Pack out is the day that movers come to your house and pack up all of your things that will either meet you at your next assignment or go to storage. 618 more words

Foreign Service

Our awesomely wonderful supplemental HHE shipment

There are some countries for which, if you are posted with the State Department, you get a consumables shipment.  A consumables shipment is an extra allotment of weight that you can use to buy things you will use up during your tour.   593 more words

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