It's been a good four months since I made that great and all important step off starting on a new job in the United Kingdom. I have been silent for some time on here, mainly because of all the other things that were (and still are) keeping me busy, but I thought I'd take some time now to let you all know -well, those who care to read my journal posts- how I'm doing.
So far life has been good for me, and fascinating too, in this strange new land. I feel this experience has changed me profoundly in many ways. It is as if I left my old self behind, that October morning, when I lugged my heavy suitcase towards the bus station and an unclear future. And a strange thrill was all about me. Where I'd used to be deadly nervous about something like this, I felt only a mad adventurousness. " To avalanche blindly into the unknown", as quoting from a Carmen Wilcox poem.
I remember those first days in England to be extremely hectic, with a lot of running around -literally- to get all of the formalities in order, and to find a place to live. But gradually, I settled down, in my job, and in my new life. And it's been a wonderful experience so far.
The only sad thing is that currently my day job keeps me so busy that I had to indefinitely halt all of my personal projects that were in progress at the time I made this great change. A pity, as I greatly love these things, but the day job must take precedence. We'll have to wait and see how things pan out. But know this, I will never leave this scene, this community that I've grown so fond of in all these years, this I promise.
God Save the Tickles