I started this blog to document our travels and share our experiences in the Foreign Service. I hope you’ll enjoy reading about our adventures!

I’ve been living in the Washington, DC area for the better part of 15 years, and Josh even longer. He was a local hire which means we haven’t had to worry about things like packout and moving just yet. Though we are beginning to learn how to navigate that tricky process!

Josh has been through initial orientation and I’ve attended several orientations put together for family members, and it’s been a deluge of information. There’s always more to know! Now we’re trying to prioritize and get as much done as we can sooner rather than later. Because I am me this means I’ve already started shopping for Christmas presents and taking detailed inventory of my many books.

I’m still working at my job as a government contractor for a non-profit and will continue for as long as possible. Training and moving schedules have yet to be finalized so I’m trying to be flexible. I’m also working on stress management, maintaining exercise and sleep routines and adding more veggies. And wine.

We have a lot to do before we leave, including finishing some major renovations on our house (which we’ll be renting) and scheduling tons of fun things to do with our friends and family. The waiting is the hardest part!

4 thoughts on “Welcome!

  1. Caitlin, Great start-up Blog. I cannot wait to hear about all of your exciting adventures that will be forthcoming. Wishing you and Josh the best with all that life has to offer as you start out on your new journey together!


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