Just as Grandpa's death kind of took the blogger out of me last year, our eminent plans rather discombobulated me this year. I apologize that we haven't been more forthcoming. A few of you knew about our plans but the vast majority did not. For those we didn't tell let me apologize.
We've formed so many close friendships over the past 7 years in New York we didn't want to alarm anyone. In addition neither of us wanted our employers to know about this change prematurely. Yet now things have moved to a point where we need to let everyone know. Again please don't be offended if we didn't tell you in person.
First the good news. I was laid off on Friday. Okay that's not great news but it validates the decisions we made last autumn.
As some of you know, in October of last year both Wife and I took the Foreign Service Exam. We had hoped to start a career working with the State Department in the very embassies around the world. Neither of us passed the test. Quite honestly I was a bit shocked as I'd passed the written exam several years ago.
As a result of this failure I did something that most of you thought I should do 8 years ago. I took the LSAT in December. Although I didn't do as well as I would have liked, I did reasonably well. I have thus far been accepted to four of the eleven law schools to which I have applied. I am still waiting on responses from five others.
The net result of this is that Wife and I will be relocating sometime at the beginning of August.
On a personal note, I cannot help but to see the hand of Providence in every action in our lives over the last year leading us to this point. There is no doubt that my fears over my long term career prospects at my now former employer were well founded, and that it was a stroke of inspiration to plan ahead as we have. I have no doubt that we will succeed in the long term. While it is sad to close this very happy chapter in our lives, both wife and I are eternally grateful for all the many people who have enriched our lives over the years.
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