An unexpected journey
I never do this. I never post photos of me. It seems that I would always rather be behind the camera, never in front of it. But this week’s photo challenge, Journey, spawned a bit of self-reflection. There have been a few changes around my house lately, and I’ve been hinting at big things, but there’s big news.
For those of you who’ve been around here for a while, this next sentence might come as a bit of a surprise. I’m moving to Indonesia for two years, and I’m leaving in three months. My wife and I will be teaching in an international school and my children will be attending the same school. We are going on a journey. Oh, and this has only been in the works for five weeks, but in those five weeks we’ve talked with the school director and his wife, applied to work at the school, been interviewed and accepted, signed contracts and now? Well, now we’re selling our house and all earthly possessions (almost) to get ready to move.
The photo above was a failed attempt at a work permit photo. It didn’t work for the permit – too much glare off the background – but it gave me a chance to share my journey with you.
By the way, has anyone here been to Jakarta? Any advice for a soon-to-be expat?
Late note here: my wife wanted to make sure I noted that this was shot by her, not me. The processing in b&w was me, but she, technically, pushed the button. Sorry honey.