Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Trying to decide where to go and what to do.

So I'm bidding on my next assignment and I'm not sure where I want to go or what I want to do. I'm looking at Jeddah, Santo Domingo, Bogota, Calcutta, Damascus...

I don't know. Usually I'm more excited about this part of the process, but this time around I'm just not feeling it. I don't know whether to choose a more dangerous one-year post or a more stable three-year post. I don't know if I want to go back to the Middle East or branch out into Latin America. I don't know. My boss thinks I'm remarkably sanguine about the usually frenetic bidding process. My family wishes I were going someplace they want to visit. My husband will support whatever choice I make, but I find myself more interested in picking a dress for the upcoming USMC Birthday Ball than in picking an onward assignment.

Maybe it's time for a vacation!