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Hot off the press!

31 Mar

Image from AFSA.ORG (Foreign Service Journal)

Just fresh off the press: read it all!

The latest issue of the Foreign Service Journal (FSJ, April 2012) discusses the Family Member Employment, and the search for meaningful work overseas. Reading through the whole edition, you will find great stories about living and working as a Foreign Service spouse.

Several FS spouses shared their experiences and impressions regarding working overseas. It’s an honor to be one of the contributors to this edition.

Congratulations to all who contributed to this month’s issue. Here’s the link to another FS blogger, also sharing her impressions about family member employment.

Thank you for reading! 😮

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6 responses to “Hot off the press!

  1. Caroline Chung

    April 2, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Congratulations R!! You are a wonderful writer and have the perfect tone for this article!

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      April 2, 2012 at 10:39 pm

      Thank you very much, Caroline! Hope life’s treating you well, back home! Take care.

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  2. Nomads By Nature

    April 1, 2012 at 3:44 am

    Well done – both in writing the article and what you accomplished! Congratulations!

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      April 1, 2012 at 4:12 am

      Thank you very much! As I stated earlier, it’s a great idea/opportunity to have other FS spouses/partners/EFMs discuss the issues regarding the positive and negative aspects of seeking meaningful work overseas, while under the “hauling spouse” capacity…

      I’ve heard different stories, and they make the experience much richer, but never easier… 😮 I’ve been fortunate regarding finding work at our posts, and I’m thankful for that. It doesn’t mean the opposite couldn’t have happened…. Language is definitely an asset, and it could also mean the main justification for frustrated experiences… so far, it’s been working for us/our family. Who knows what the future has yet to plan??

      I’ve learned to be patient, and never give up. Learned to be resilient and persistent. Learned to keep a good network… But, there’s no magic formula, though… The constant need to adjust-adapt-perform can be very tiring… The way I see things is to keep on trying… to keep a positive attitude (not always easy!) towards this intense life we all have. Keeping the work-life balance is a great challenge – at least, our family is trying… 😮 Thank you, again, for taking the time to stop by and share your thoughts – much appreciated. Greetings from Recife, Brazil.

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  3. AlohaKarina

    March 31, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Hey, congratulations! 🙂

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      March 31, 2012 at 9:33 pm

      Thank you very much, AlohaKarina! But most important of all, is the opportunity to exchange experiences with other FS family members… definitely a great channel for communication and to have an open forum! 😮 Thanks for stopping by!

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