So I’ve got some news that I need to share… IT’S SOMETHING PERSONAL.
Alright, so I wasn’t planning on making this public but I feel it’s necessary because of the implications of what I’m about to embark on.
About three months ago, I got retrenched. That’s a pathetically posh way of saying I got fired. The program at the university I taught at got cut as it was considered a waste. Blame it on a bad economy. Blame on it on bad management. Things happen I guess.
But I can’t help but feel a little bitter for my fellow colleagues. Not to brag but they were and are awesome.
Anyway, this means that I was a free agent. Until I was smiled down upon and offered a new teaching post.
Here’s the big deal… It’s in CHINA. Yes, this is amazing and stunning and fabulous and I get to learn Mandarin. I’m leaving this Friday so my nerves have also kicked in.
There’s a downside to this though. China has a love/hate ship with social media. They very much hate Facebook, Twitter and YouTube hence they are blocked.
The problem is, I still can’t figure out how they feel about Tumblr. Apparently, they’re okay with it but it depends on their mood.
So what does this mean? Well it means that I MIGHT have to leave Tumblr IF it so happens that China doesn’t like it.
If it turns out that I can’t log into Tumblr, well… I’m not sure what to say to be honest. It’s actually too painful to think about. If I can’t log in, then please feel free to unfollow moi.
Also, on the off chance I cannot log in, please know that you are all (family and Anons alike) magnificent. You have made the last few months of my life extraordinary. I genuinely mean that. It’s been a privilege to be a part of such a wonderful site and to meet such wonderful and engaging people.
Of course, I could be getting all gushy here and it turns out that Tumblr is fine in China. In that case, please expect more insane and radical updates, hopefully writing and lots of pictures of bicycles in Beijing:)
Love to you all xx
P. S. If you think I’m being mental, you can verify all of this with Lydia and Ashlyn. They do know about the China exchange.