On what the future may or may not hold
Damn, it’s good to be home. As wonderful as it was to visit friends and family, this last trip hammered home how out of place I feel back in the States. Normal for me is Cotonou. Even with all of it’s travails, challenges, and frustrations, it’s more home to me than where I grew up.
Here’s what’s going on: I passed the Foreign Service orals and recieved a conditional offer of employment. I now need to pass Medical, repass Security, and make it through the Final Review Panel. Then, I’ll be put on a list of other hopefuls to pray that one day I’ll get the call inviting me to join the Foreign Service and move to DC for training. This process could take 3 months, like it could take 12, like it could just not work out for any number of reasons.
People Online is moving full speed ahead in 2011. We’re going to spend a lot of time outsourcing things we’re not good at, automating things we are good at, and getting our processes clean and streamlined. This way, if I get the call, we’re set, and if I don’t, well, we’re still set, aren’t we?
I’m not sure what the future holds, but lemme tell you, it’s an exciting time to be alive.