Wonderful Serendipity

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In the last week I’ve completely retaken the direction I’m taking my economics degree.  Graduate will take an extra year (on part-time) and all my electives have changed since I dropped my Law, Econ. and Policy option.  Why did I do it?  Read on to find out.  Hint: if your familiar with some of my […]

Rainy Day Thoughts

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Well, we finally made it to another weekend.  Even though my last weekend off was only 2 weeks ago, it feels much longer.  That is mainly because days as the newest watch standing non-rate at my station are very long ones.  Long as in, your only time off is the six hours you get to […]

A New Direction

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After several years of trying to get my feet under me in a difficult job market, I’ve found steady employment in a place no one expected: the United States Coast Guard. More info. on my decision after the jump.

Steps Back and Forward

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The day before Thanksgiving I had to take a step back in my plans.  That was the day I received my letter stating that I was not accepted to American University for January 2011.  While I knew that my odds were 50/50 at the best, it was still a big disappointment for me, since I’ve […]

Still Runnin’…

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Nothing worth doing is ever easy. We’ve all heard the phrase a million times.  And we all know it from personal experience.  It often becomes our mantra when life throws us curveballs and just generally makes things difficult for us as we pursue our goals.  That’s part of why this blog’s name is what it […]

Here We Go!

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Yesterday I got everything set up to take some courses at RVCC as part of my grad. school/Foreign Service preparation. It’s going to be a busy semester!

Autumn Plans

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In my last post, I spoke about where I am in life – playing a big waiting game.  The biggest news, of course, is whether or not I advance in the interview process of the Foreign Service, which I should find out about in 2-3 weeks.  It gets harder to keep waiting the closer the […]