Sunday, February 24, 2008

Where do I go from here?

Where do I go from here?

This is one of the main questions that has been on my mind lately and I think there are a number of reasons for this. Firstly, there's the fact that I have started this year without any serious ideas about where I'm heading this year (while this is not the first time this has happened it's still a bit of a daunting prospect). At the same time there is the reminder that is the anniversary of my departure from South Africa. I left Cape Town on Thursday, 9 March 2006 and have not set foot there since then. So I guess I'm thinking about the space I was in 2 years ago, as well as the various things that have happened and the experiences I have had since.

If there were no obstacles then I guess I would like to return to university and get back into the academic swing of things (this is the longest I have ever been out of the classroom environment and the time feels right to get back there, even if just on a part-time basis). At the same time though there is the fact that my experiences over the past 2 years have taught me things in ways that I would not have learnt in any classroom so I definitely do not regret the decisions I have made that have brought me to where I'm at right now. That said I've decided that since I might be leaving South America in the next few months I want to see a bit more of the continent. So I plan on heading down to visit some friends in Santiago (Chile) and Buenos Aires. After that, who knows?

Anyway, so that's all from my side for now... Watch this space for more info on where I'm heading and doing next!