Pondit, Down Under
Well, the title is somewhat self-explanatory, but just to be clear: pending visa approval from Australia, packing up the house, tying up loose ends at work and other such fun stuff, this blogger is off to the Oz-land. Specifically, the move is to Brisbane, Queensland, for a period of one to two years, and will happen (fingers crossed) as early as in two to three weeks.
The move is work-related – not my own – but I have fortunately found an excellent post-doctoral position at the University of Queensland.
It has been in the works for about a month now, and in the midst of all the packing, job applications, finishing experiments, taking care of odds and ends, the thought that I am going to be settling into a new life halfway across the world is still sinking in. No doubt, it should be exciting. And the first thought after we got the news was that ‘I can now watch cricket…’ ! Live ! On TV, mobile or at the ‘Gabba !!
There is much I am looking forward to down under and stuff that I am going to miss here in the states: will write a detailed post on it later, maaay-te!
PS – Any Ozzies reading this and located near abouts Brisbane, nows the time to delurk and offer advice on life out there !