I’m so bummed. I normally use sm to share personal achievements, but rarely do I ever share shitty personal failure news. So here goes, just to get it out there, clear my soul a little, and let you all breathe a sigh of relief that I’m not leaving the country anytime soon. My QEP-determined relative ranking in my career track does not allow the U.S. State Department to continue my candidacy to the next step of the Foreign Service selection process (don’t ask). I cried. Then David sent me Tiff’s Treats. I’ll take your condolences in a round of drinks sometime soon. Not kidding.