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Looking forward to 2010

Since I got my assignment a little over two months ago, moving to Juarez has seemed quite far off.  Now that 2010 is almost here it is slowly sinking in that in a few short months I will be in Mexico! The question I seem to get most from people when they hear I am going to Juarez is “aren’t you scared?” I do actually read the news, despite being advised that ignorance is bliss, and I am still excited to go. I didn’t sign up for this job thinking that it would be safe 100% of the time. I always like a challenge and I have a feeling that working in Juarez will be sure to provide that. As for the safety issues, well I tend have just enough common sense not to get myself in trouble. I’m also not exactly the demographic being targeted in the violence so it’s not keeping me up at nights. So I am looking forward to 2010 and moving to Juarez. As more and more of my A-100 colleagues depart for post I’m getting envious. I’m itching to get out there and start doing my job. Unfortunately ConGen and many more weeks of Spanish stand between me and departure.

Looking back, 2009 was quite a year. It’s hard to believe that a year ago this time I had just learned my QEP results and was stressing about my upcoming OA. Thanks to friends and family for their support through this incredibly crazy year and Happy New year to everyone! Hopefully 2010 will bring much more interesting blogging material as I finish my training and head off to post!