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Thursday, February 27, 2014

What a day!

Today has been...pretty awesome. Not only did I get paid, but I received a passing score on the FSOT and found out that DOS has granted me TOP SECRET security clearance! What the what?! Friday is certainly going to be a celebration! ;)


  1. Congrats on your passing scores AND your TS/SCI Clearance! Good Luck on the Medicals and the Final Review!

  2. Congrats! I just passed the February FSOT after also being convinced that I'd fail the essay. I really appreciate all of the great advice on your blog. I was wondering if I could ask you a PN question since you were successful? I am thinking about using an example from high school. I'm eight years out now but I think it would be my strongest example. Do you think that would be a terrible idea? I would really appreciate any thoughts or advice!

    1. I see no reason to throw it out just because it's from 8 years ago while you were in high school. Some of our best learning experiences come from when we were youths. Also, high school was only 8 years ago for you; I think it would be different if it were 15 or 20 years ago. If it's a clear, strong narrative, use it!