That said, I know State's budget for the remainder of the fiscal year is set. A March 12th specialist class has already been approved. These signs indicate that approval could arrive for a generalist A-100 at any time. Needless to say, I'm distracted, nervous and excited. And I'm not alone. I get multiple texts from my wife every day asking if I've gotten any emails. We're both chomping at the bit to move on.
But if the call doesn't come, part of me will be relieved. We're doing well here. We're prepared to buy a house, new cars, and to have another baby. Our children would get a break on tuition at my wife's school since she's on the faculty. We're on the waiting list for one of the best pre-K day cares in the city. Our plan B is going smashingly. I never thought I'd say this in my life, but I would feel real regret at leaving the south. My wife and I both worked hard and did well here. Would being in the foreign service top that? We may never know, and that would be okay!