Half a year without a post. I wish I had kept this updated more over the past several months, but in the meantime a very blog-worth update:
It's crazy to believe that I already have my second tour assignment(s) and things are planned out for me until 2016. After leaving Khartoum next summer, I'll be at the UN General Assembly in New York for 4 months before Chinese training and two years as a consular officer in Hong Kong! This was my #1 bid and I am pumped, despite already wondering what sort of crazy pills I must be on for choosing to learn Chinese, which will be my full-time job for 8 months.
Not only was I lucky to have a vibrant colleague here in Khartoum (who also got her #1 and better get her guest room in Milano ready for my visits), I'll be serving in the consular section with yet another 160th-er in Hong Kong!
In the meantime, I'm going to try to keep my focus here in Sudan, where there's a lot of good, challenging, important work to be done and fun times to be had with the awesome people here.