Ever since I was little I remember thinking how I would live in Panama when I grew up instead of the United States.  Panama is where my family’s from and so naturally I just felt like I liked it there and I “fit in”.  

Then again that was when I had no idea what adult life was like…

Later in college, I had the opportunity to study abroad… I went to Italy…

ah… Italy… I loved it…

I hated that I felt restricted in the program but loved being in Italy… loved being abroad… it felt good… it was fun…

Since then I’ve always thought it would be amazing to work and live abroad…

After college, I went on to get my masters and married.  Therefore, I never got the chance to live and work abroad as a single adult…

Now I have Go Diego Go and my hubbie…

For some reason, the idea of living and working international is still appealing. 

My hubbie at one point had that same desire… but since Go Diego Go he can’t decide if we should risk it…

I think at times hubbie would still like to go international… but the sense of responsibility creeps in and he has to do what’s right… which means following the straight path because it’s secure…

It’s hard to up and leave… leave everything behind and start over… with a new language, culture, home, social life, and everything… My hubbie should know he came to the US from Latin America…

Every once in awhile he talks about going abroad… this time he mentioned Foreign Service Officer… working for the State Department in a consulate or embassy…

It sounds interesting to him… Managerial path or the Economic path…

It definitely sounds interesting to me… traveling to many countries, living abroad, learning and understanding the cultures through immersion…

I think it’s a great tool for teaching Go Diego Go diversity… 

I wish we knew someone who’d been around FSO or worked as an FSO per say…  That way we could pick their brain…

My hubbie worries that he’ll be posted in a country where Diego and I cannot go with him… but at the same time I assume the State Deparment is well aware that there are some FSO who need posts where their dependents can be relocated as well…

I wonder… where we will be in a few years?  will we still be here?  or will we take our friend’s, Lisa, advice and jump the gun…

Lisa and Jason have amazing things to say about their adventure abroad… They talk about pros and cons… but there are pros and cons to everything… they look at it as a chance of a lifetime which they thank God everyday for helping them take…

They are going on 3 years abroad and love it…They’ve seen the world and been to places they’ve never imagined they would venture to until now…

I want to see the world… I want to try new things… I want to see new places… and find a place that we’ll always go back to…

I want to give my son the opportunity to see the world and understand culture…  I want him to honor differences and focus on the similarities of life among different cultures.

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