Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Life Goes On..and On...and On......

Well, long time, no post. Perhaps it is because my life has been a whirlwind of adventure and activity since about the 28th of May. That is the day I was offered a job teaching in the United Kingdom. For security reasons, I won't go into all the details here, but hey...I took it. And I bade a fond adieu to the school in which I have taught for the past three years. Although it was a bittersweet parting, ultimatly they have no one but themselves to blame, and yes, I think it is their loss. It certainly is not mine.

For those of you know the overblown turmoil that I encountered in March, this is a direct, unexpected, exciting outcome to those events, proving that however bad something may be, it all happens for a reason.

And I think that this opportunity was meant to be, mainly by the speed and ease with which it is all taking place, although the speed has blindsided me a bit, leaving me a bit shell shocked. My work permit and visa are in hand. My condo in D.C. is under contract, in what I think is a record six days after going on the market. They want to close on July 13th. I want to leave on August 14th. I will directing a show in the meantime, packing, finding a home for my cats, and generally divesting myself of a lot of crap in my life, both physical and emotional, and moving off to the United Kingdom with my debts paid and a lot of money in the bank. There is serendipity in the world.

The job I am going to pursue will be a challenge, but one which I am excited and energized to confront. My only feeling of sadness is, well, I will be leaving behind all of those people I know and love to start life anew, at least for the coming year. I think I have their tacit approval. I hope that they are excited for me. I hope that they will come and visit me to relieve the culture shock.

And if you know of anyone who wants to take in two wonderful cats, let me know. They need a home before July 13th.

Yoiks, and Rule Britannia.

Sunday, June 3, 2007


It has been a heady week. My life has turned drastically upside down in less than three days, and I am still recovering from the shock.

During the dark days of spring, I posted my resume on a site which recruits teachers for the U.K. On Tuesday, I interviewed with a school outside of London, on Wednesday I was offered the job, and on Thursday I accepted the job, asked for a leave of absence from my current employer, put my condo on the market....and am planning a whole new life, far from friends, family, et. al. to pursue yet another adventure in life. My mind is still reeling from the speed of all of this. If all works out, I shall be in the U.K. by August to begin the term in September.

The things I will do to see the second season of Torchwood before anyone else in the states.....

Wow. Is. All. I. Can. Say.