An opportunity of a lifetime comes along once every…well…exactly. When one does come along, and the stars align, you take it, right?
You do. And that’s why we are moving to South Africa.
Our opportunity is this: Jenny was recently awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to conduct her gender and diversity research at the University of Pretoria. She doesn’t like to brag, but if you saw the PrezRelease, you know it’s a pretty big deal.
I will, as of this writing at least, just be along for the ride. My last day with CG&A is May 20, after which I will be a free agent. (So look for me to change my position on American companies outsourcing to foreign workers…)
We will be in Chicago until the end of June, then we’re off to Pretoria for about 12 months. And, yes, Indie is coming with us.
The days will undoubtedly pass quickly before we leave, so we may not have a chance to connect with y’all before we go, but we are coming back.
While we’re over there, we welcome you to visit. Pretoria is scenic in itself and rich with history, but it is also a great launching point for a safari in Kruger National Park. If you’ve never been to a park the size of Rhode Island – or never seen a lion in its natural habitat – Kruger is a must.
Keep an eye on this site (the form and function of which may evolve over time) for updates, photos and other musings from South Africa, as well as some random posts on whatever else comes to mind.
Let the adventure begin.