64 weeks at Post. Great bidding victory – we got our #1 choice [again]!

We’re a couple of months into our second year at Post, and we’ve enjoyed every bit of it.

Soon we’ll have news to share: The Mirandas are going to their #1 Choice – once again – hard to believe! The stress is over, and now, we oughta begin looking into our future – gotta love the Foreign Service – never a dull moment!

No, not sharing much at this time… Just wanna leave these images here… maybe it’s a clue?  😮



Let’s just wait and see… 😮

52 weeks at Post. Great bidding victory – we got our #1 choice!

So, today, as described earlier, we celebrate a year into our assignment. I wrote about challenges and victories. At lunch time, we were greeted with another victory: our next Post.

The Mirandas are going to their #1 Choice!

Here it is a hint about our next assignment:

Still no clue? Here’s another one:

Not much of a “flag person”? It’s fine. What about some Elementary School Geography?

That’s right! We’re assigned to La Paz, and couldn’t wait to tell everyone!

We’re so very happy: got dear friends in Bolívia, friends we made while posted in Africa. One of them is an amazing mom-wife-blogger, and a great inspiration for me… Wait for us, van Herksens, we’re coming!

52 weeks at Post. Challenges & victories.

{UPDATE: We just got our next assignment! Couldn’t be happier! :o}

We’re celebrating a year at Post.

It went by extremely fast. A lot has happened: we welcomed a baby into our lives, our middle child had her first day at School and maybe, her ‘quasi-first boyfriend’ (?), and our boy had his first sports events. Also, several trips for work and leisure, a couple of (unforeseen) visits to doctors/hospitals… All in all, just a few bumps here and there..

We’ve adjusted. We’re enjoying it. Brazilian culture wasn’t a total mystery for me, considering I was born and raised here. The challenging part was coming back as an adult, with my own family, new traditions, new cultural influences, but still adapting to and respecting what I call ‘my roots‘.

Proud of who I am, proud of who we’ve become, as a working couple and traveling family

Traveling around is a rich life experience. It has its challenges, as well. One ends up gaining and losing along the way. The balance is still positive, though. Wouldn’t change anything, not even a bit.

Our hearts could belong to more than one place. Our 3 TCKs are the living example of that.

We move, adjust, adapt to new places, new jobs, collecting little mementos from sites that’ve become close to us, in one way or another; similar to so many other families in the FS, coincidently, the subject discussed this week by the State Dept Round Up.

Meeting new people is the opportunity to cherish new friends, an apparently endless process of hellos and goodbyes... It’s not easy to bid farewell, but we do. As we’re expected to. Life goes on, so we should keep moving

Difficulties come and go. Learning is always the ‘extra bonus‘ we carry with us when departing.

From this point on, the “countdown” begins. Soon we’ll have a ‘glimpse‘ of the upcoming future. What will that be?? 😮