Getting back to work
Posted to: Christina Jordan (269) by Christina Jordan (269), Mon, 15 Jun 2009 03:57:23 PDT
Edited: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 15:02:33 PDT
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It's been a long time, dear friends....
The past many moons have been rather all-consuming in other realms of my global life...
After 10.5 very intense years of Life in Africa, we have recently moved (back) to Brussels, Belgium for 2-3 years as a stepping stone in planning our next family moves to the S. E. Asia region
The boys and I arrived in Brussels in mid April. The house is mostly unpacked, we're working our ways into new family routines, and I am making plans for getting myself back up and running with some new work endeavors.
First, I am planning to accept a part-time (12-15 hours per week) job on the telecommuting staff roster at http://www.Transtec.be, the multi-disciplinary development consulting firm that I worked for here in Brussels before I moved to Uganda.
Second, I am also planning to rent 50 hours/month office space at The HUB in Brussels http://brussels.the-hub.net/publ ic/ - I'm very excited about this! Spending time at the HUB offers me a framework for getting to know other social entrepreneurs and a network of adults I can actually talk to about ideas for my next project.
Yes, Third - there is a new project in the works that I am starting to feel driven to pursue now. It's pretty big, fun and intellectually interesting. I am currently putting some serious creative energy into scheduling the time I want to "sustainably" be able to work on it by September this year.
I'm not going to say much about the actual project yet, but I can let you know that community collaboration will be an important element. I've been putting some serious thought lately into ways to incorporate nedspace into my current project, in ways that can hopefully inject some new life into the dialogues here. I am still convinced that this platform offers the best collaborative tools I've ever experienced.
Until/as that happens, I am determined to work my way through David Bale's birthday plot (see http://www.ned.com/user/u4370886 29/news/7/). Probably not as fast as one day at a time, but I hereby commit to David's one step at a time plan to get myself back into the swing of things here (thanks David!). For the sake of getting back to work, I really do want to start being here more. I hope you will be too.
Huge hello hugs from Brussels to all my old friends! Be sure to let me know if you'll be passing through "The Capital of Europe" any time soon. Nedsters are always welkom :)
P.S. I originally posted note this on 15 June, and on 27 July I decided to edit out some of the tragic personal details that I initially posted at the beginning... time to move on! If you're a close friend and want to know more about what happened prior to this big move, pm me :)
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