Hello again my dear reader,
today is my last day at work here in Bermuda. While it’s exciting to be moving on and I have been waiting for this day for a long time, it is also sad to be leaving and sad to be breaking up good friendships and colleague relationships. At the same time, it’s about time to be heading back to Europe where, whether we like it or not, my wife and I belong. We’ve missed the feeling of belonging, the ability to feel settled down and viewing the world from a longer term perspective. We will of course miss things from Bermuda too: the sun and the beach, the relaxed way of life, the easy commute. But, 9 months was a long enough period to evaluate the situation in Bermuda and it’s clear to me that it’s not the place for us, at least not under the circumstances of this experience. I can’t exclude completely the possibility of being somewhere like Bermuda again in the future. But, it’s certainly not going to happen again for a long time. And, next time, we’ll be better prepared.
Check back soon for more expat advice with the benefit of the few months of experience. The last few days of the Bermuda experience and blog will be filled with Bermuda information, warts and all.