22 May 2010

Mise en Place

Mise en place is a term used in kitchens to state that everything is in its proper place. In other words, everything is ready to roll. I find this expression useful in terms of preparing oneself for practically everything. 

When organizing and strategizing long-term it is imperative to have your mise en place. For me, having my mise en place means having proper interview attire and being ready to hop on a plane for an interview (or even to relocate). I have been working on scanning old photos and negatives knowing that I don't want to lug around those boxes if I work overseas again. I am reading books from the FSO (Foreign Service Officer) recommended reading list even if I am unsure that is in fact my calling. 

What do you do to ensure that you have your mise en place? 



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