Birthday blessings

Life just seams to be flying by. The time since I last posted has been AWESOME. Before I dig into all of the happenings I want to shout out to all the people in France who read this blog!  Rien que de l’amour pour tous les Français et surtout pour les parisiens qui lisent ce…

Swearing in, area studies, and meeting a legend

Time is flying by and I am not doing a great job of updating this blog.  But in the last month I was sworn in as a Foreign Service Officer by Ambassador Tom Shannon (who was the acting Secretary of State while Sec. Tillerson was awaiting Senate confirmation), done area studies to include Brazilian studies…

What a first week!

So I wanted to write a post this past Sunday, before I began my first day at the Department of State.  Unfortunately, my sister called around 5 PM and said that our beloved Yorkshire Terrier, Ali, had passed away after getting into some chocolate. My sister rushed him to the veterinarian but they ultimately could…