Strange Happenings and Some Well-Deserved R&R
Adelaide, Australia, Sept. 10 -- Since my last update, a lot has happened. Just as I was down about leaving my beautiful home in South Australia, I learned that I would be heading to another country for an internship at a U.S. Embassy from January to April 2008. The U.S. Department of State is sending me to the ex-Soviet bloc in Central Asia. Interestingly enough, as I fell asleep the night before, I was watching an episode of "MacGyver" set “Somewhere in Central Asia… present day.” So when I woke up to a phone call from the Central Asian Affairs Bureau, I thought I was certainly dreaming.
And so, as I’ve come to realize, reality is always stranger than fiction—randomness comes when you least expect it.