Category Archives: Foreign Service

Oh, Right, I Forgot About This Part

I just had a rather cranky few days. No, not because of that! Although, there is a cyclical thing going on.

We are a few weeks from moving to Warsaw. So, it’s time to make lists. Time to start using up the contents of the kitchen cupboards. Time to make those last appointments with the doctor, the optician, the vet. Time to open the door to the jam-packed, totally chaotic closet in the second bedroom every few days—then turn around and walk away. Because there isn’t really anything I can do about it yet. Continue reading Oh, Right, I Forgot About This Part

New Blog Project: Unaccompanied Baggage

I have started a new project with some friends!

Unaccompanied Baggage will be a collection of commentaries on the Foreign Service experience. It will feature both reblogs of commentaries from other Foreign Service blogs and original content contributed by other writers—some of whom may prefer to remain anonymous. Continue reading New Blog Project: Unaccompanied Baggage

The “R” Word

Yep, R is for retirement. In the Foreign Service, this comes up sooner than you might think. Continue reading The “R” Word