Today is a reading day. My goal is to complete On Writing Well which is a simple yet brilliant book about writing. However, instead of reading the book, I've been worried about my next step in life. What is a young woman with a fine education, strong writing skills, a love of travel, and no foreign language mastery going to do for money? I'm stumped too! I'd also want to continue indulging in my love of travel which means I need more than 2 weeks of vacation per year.
When my mind ventures into this territory, I kept thinking about applying to this organization. I even thinking about joining this organization too. During the fall of 2002, I applied for a Fulbright grant to study in India and to the JET Program for a teaching spot. I also signed up to take the Foreign Service exams for the U.S. State Department. I got my applications for the Fulbright and JET in on time. But I skipped out on the Foreign Service exam because I had no time to prepare for it (The Fulbright application took up all of my time when I wasn't working full-time or completing a business reporting course to finish my master's degree.). Now I think I could be State Department material but the next test is April 2007!