Being true to my name
I’ve spent most of that time in Nottingham, a city that I’ve grown to enjoy a lot, particularly as I’ve made some very good friends there. So, staying on longer would be great if I were to find a good contract nearby, preferably not as far away as Northampton. My current contract has been extended by another four months. A good thing, of course – the money won’t dry up and it means staying on in Nottingham.
However, while waiting to hear if my contract would be extended, I’ve been looking into what’s available elsewhere just in case the contract came to an end. And, it seems that I am wanted elsewhere. I’m hoping to get final confirmation that I’m wanted for a role either based in Antwerp or Amsterdam. Both cities, especially Amsterdam, appeal to me. The job is a lot better paid and involves travel to countries I’ve never been to before - Brazil and the States.
It sounds irresistible, doesn’t it? Well, yes and no.
Yes, because I’d be working and living somewhere completely different to the UK. Yes, because I’d be travelling to places I want to visit. Yes, because I’d be getting a lot more money that will help quicken my return to South Africa. No, because I’ll have to get used to a new job, new country, new people, etc. No, because spending 50% of my time travelling could get wearisome quite quickly. And, no, because I’ll be leaving friends behind. That's the biggest no and it almost outweighs all the yes-es.
True to my name, I’m reluctant about being a nomad.
But, on balance, should I get a firm offer that definitely benefits my pocket, I’ll be on the move again.