On Expectations

It was one of those days where you receive news you were expecting at some point in the future – but not today. News you were not unhappy about, but still came as a shock. One of my team members resigned today. And no, i’m not disappointed – sure, it will be tough to have…

the point of no return

That’s it. The point of no return has been reached. My resignation from my current company, after 5½ years of loyal service, has been made public. And it has had some very interesting responses… leaving me feeling everything from loved and to-be-missed, through “yes, life carries on without you”, past “no comment” to a moment’s-silent-pause…

my kinda heaven

i was reminded again this week about what got me into the travel field in the first place, actually cemented my decision to do this full time. i’m busy planning 3 trips for myself, all to take place within the next 4 months – and i’m loving it! i get a real kick out of…

of bye-bye boss and business cards

6 weeks. that’s all we have left with my boss. we were told today that she has resigned and is moving to another company in a higher position. this came as a hell of a shock to us all – but i’m not entirely surprised by the move. she was one of the initial 3…

it’s so quiet here…

now that i am on day 3 of new job, i can give some feedback. it’s quiet here! having sat in an open plan office for 3 years, i was quite excited to get away from the radios and inane chatter of thos around you. but now that i have been in an office with…

it has begun

i’m in my new (temporary) office and the new life has begun 🙂 i have changed my signature, deleted old e-mail stuff, am changing e-mail forwarding rules, have a bigger chair (very important!). and i have handed my emergency cellphone away. not without a last dig my loving (!?) parents… they have been so very…

sad, happy, happy

change. it’s so mixed of emotion, isn’t it? so i still sit here at my “old desk” for the last time… i have moved all my things over to the other side of the office… chucked out things, and gave them away. emptied drawers and said my farewells… it’s quite sad leaving the “known” to…

on changes and anticipation

so i have 2 working days left in my current position, which means that i have been frantically sorting out my desk and e-mail to get rid of unnecessary papers… and it is quite remarkable how much one does amass! and how good it feels to get rid of it… aahh! i’m also at the…

only 6 days…

… till i lose my emergency cellphone! this is the best news i have had all day – nay month – maybe even year – that i will handover my dreaded 24/7 emergency cellphone on 01 december instead of on the 18th… yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

apparently i am god

it’s not every day that one is accused of being god. but it does happen, and today is the third time it’s happened to me. and it is not nearly as enviable a position as you might think it is.   you see, the accusation normally centres around weather, tourists and change. usually a situation…