Yesterday was a big day. I successfully passed through the third gauntlet of entering the Foreign Service. The Oral Assessment behind me, I move forward into the security clearance phase. It was a brutal day of intense professional exercises – something I studied for months to prepare for. I was very impressed by my fellow test takers and wish them all the best in their future endeavors – and to my fellow passers I wish speedy clearances and god speed. I’m so excited to be one step closer to being a part of a professional community of diverse Americans united by our belief in the power of diplomacy.
Make your choice, adventurous stranger
Strike the bell and bide the danger
Or wonder, till it drives you mad
What would have followed if you had