This weekend, my partner is coming to visit! Throughout my life, I have always had to be strong for other people, be stoic in the face of difficult situations, hold in my tears, and hold in all my weirdness. My partner lets me show my weirdness, let out my tears, he is strong for me when I do not feel strong, and he lets me know that it is okay to show my weaknesses (I am still working on this one). Above all else, he is my friend.
This quote made me realize how excited I am for him to come visit! Who let’s you be weird? What is your definition of love?
Traveling and delving into other cultures is one of my most cherished hobbies but it is also my career. I am frequently asked about my career path, how did I become a Foreign Service Officer (commonly known as a Diplomat), what did I study to secure this career, what internships I completed, etc. While I am no expert in career development, I try to share as much information as I can with people who inquire about international careers or travel.
Recently, a colleague created a online portal to all things international/travel related, called Gotta Go Global. The mission is to “develop more Americans with global skills.”
picture via Gotta Go Global Facebook page
"Using social media, we highlight free opportunities for professionals and students to "go global" via fully-funded study abroad programs, global professional development programs, as well as scholarships and fellowships for advanced studies or professional training in global affairs."