Living here in Brazil is great. We get to live on the beach, we get to experience a different culture, we get to spend some great family time together. It sounds like one big vacation!
But I also have a job here that I do.
Every day during the week, I go off to my job in the consular section of the American Consulate in Recife. Once there, my primary responsibility is to adjudicate non-immigrant visas. Huh?? What's that. Well, a vibrant colleague has laid it all out pretty well here and here.
Visas in Brazil are getting a lot of press these days. It is very exciting to be able to be a part of this process. I get to work with some great people, I get to meet lots of wonderful Brazilians, and I get to help facilitate people's travel to the United States.
It's a great job - one that I enjoy very much and one that is helping to make a difference. I feel very lucky to be able to do this.