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Sunday, October 2, 2011

It Finally Happened!

I got an offer.

Today, Sunday, this afternoon, my son saw the email first.

We're over the top with relief and joy. This has been a long, hard slog and I'm so very, very grateful that it's finally over. Now, I can move on. We can move on.

For the moment, I don't want to even think about all the work that awaits us, just to get ready for the move. That's joyous work and I know we'll manage it.

For the moment, I just want to be grateful.

Thank you for all the heartfelt words and prayers of support you've sent along the way.
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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Another Class

... has apparently passed me by. I've been informed that all invitations to the November class have been sent out. Not everyone has responded yet and so I suppose there's still some smidgen of a chance that I'll get an offer, but I'm not holding my breath.

I remain grateful, however, that this class is happening at all. It arrived in time to save some people whose candidacies were about to expire. And it should result in another increase in my ranking and increase my chances of getting into the January class. So I'm going to try hard to focus on that and bury my disappointment.

Thanks to all the folks who have written and sent me their best wishes -- and blessings and congratulations to all those who've gotten offers.
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Thursday, July 28, 2011

So ...

It's probably painfully obvious from my long silence that I did not get an offer. I did come close, though. I missed by only three places. There was hope (a bit of roller coaster ride) up until the last moment. The last offer out was finally accepted just two days ago.

Good news: my new rank puts me in the "green zone." Bad news: offers for the next class probably won't go out until October / November, which means there's plenty of time for my rank to slide.

I guess it's back to studying Turkish. Sigh.
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I'm a novelist and former news writer. I'm also single mom with one child at home and one in college. I spent 15 years overseas, returned to the States several years ago. I've always wanted to join the Foreign Service -- (Doesn't that sound trite?) -- and now think it would be a wonderful time to do so.


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