Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Offsite Retreat, and Everything Else

A-100 has continued to be very busy. There is always a softball game, a happy hour, a party, tennis, or some other fun event when we are not in class. The classes themselves have been jammed packed with information. We've had some really excellent and interesting speakers. I think we've learned a lot in the last four weeks. It has FLOWN by.

Every A-100 class involves an overnight offsite retreat. Ours was last week. In the days leading up to it, they were somewhat mysterious about would be doing while we were gone. I wasn't sure what to expect, but it ended up being really fun. It was very well done, and unlike any other leadership/team-building exercises I've ever done before. The exercises were very creative.

So, now we are here. Flag Day, THE DAY, is TOMORROW! It is sort of surreal. You spend so long working your way through the hiring process that somehow, Flag Day always seems like some mythical, theoretical point that you will never get to. It is always somewhere out there in the future. But, mine is tomorrow. Every time someone would say today "oh, your Flag Day is tomorrow," it seemed a little shocking. I feel good about it. I feel like we will rise to the occasion, no matter where they send us. That's not to say that I don't have my favorite posts, and a list of places I am hoping will be enjoyed by my colleagues, rather than ourselves. But, I know that we will be fine, no matter what, and that's a pretty good place to be in.*

*Of course, check in with me this weekend. Let's hope my positive vibe stays put once I hear my name tomorrow!


  1. I'm so excited for you!!! I will be visiting your blog like crazy until you post your assignment. Good luck!

  2. Where are you going? Where? Where? Where? Where?