I redesigned my blog. It’s not vastly different but I thought I’d liven it up by moving away from the default WordPress theme and adding some color. Sadly, this process has taken me hours of trial and error with various PHP, CSS and HTML coding combinations and poring over web development support forums.
(Photo credit)The question I dread most when I tell people I am moving to El Salvador because my husband is in the Foreign Service is, “What are you going to be doing?” I know people are just curious and genuinely want to know. I know I am projecting my own career- and identity-related insecurities ontoContinue reading “Freelance Writing Abroad”
So, I figured it was time to come clean about something. It’s minor, really. As you know, this blog is based on the fact that my husband is in the Foreign Service and that I’ll be traveling the world with him (I should say “trailing” him around the world). I’ve also shared that our firstContinue reading “Travel Orders, Or Lack Thereof”
I almost titled this post, “Am I making a huge mistake?” But I didn’t want to alarm anyone (my husband) or be overdramatic.I am truly very excited about all these changes in our life. This wasn’t always the case, though. If I could trace the trajectory of my feelings about Foreign Service life, it wouldContinue reading “Being Here Now”
What would you do if you could start over, career-wise? Or maybe “start over” isn’t the correct way to put it, as that implies beginning from the bottom. What would you do if given a second chance to choose your professional path? With minimal risk and 110% support from your spouse?
Well hello, bandwagon.I knew I wasn’t the only person who thought of the brilliant idea to start a blog chronicling my adventures abroad as a Foreign Service spouse. I have discovered that there is an entire community of Foreign Service bloggers — blogs by FSOs themselves (State & USAID), blogs by their spouses and partners,Continue reading “Foreign Service Blog Round Up: Chaos”
Translation: OMFG I AM GETTING MARRIED ON SATURDAY! Our wedding is Saturday.
I am getting married in less than two weeks.That is pretty crazy! Prior to embarking on our our overseas adventure, my fiancé and I of course have to get married. Not “have to,” but marriage is just one item on a long list of changes — some relatively minor, such as opening a joint bankContinue reading “Embracing Change”