I'm headed back to Singapore
16.02.2012 - 16.02.2012
On Monday, 13 February 2012 my office director told me the Singapore office was in need of additional assistance and was asking if members of the original band of eight would be willing to return for another 6-8 week stint. My answer was an immediate 'Yes'!! I don't know who, if any of the previous group may be returning. I have fielded questions from employees in other offices around the U.S. about what to expect, so am pretty sure not all are returning.
I have filled out and submitted the official paperwork; however, my official departure date from the U.S. has not yet been determined.
I'm grateful for the opportunity to return, as well as the advance warning. In 2010 we had less than a week between notification and departure to make arrangements and get packed.
As I am somewhat familiar with my surroundings, as well as the work culture of the Singapore office, I think my comfort level will be much greater than the last time around. It's not that I was particularly anxious then - it's just that now I already have answers to some of the questions I had then.
I've been making lists (To Pack, To Do, To Buy, To Have Done, etc.) in a notebook over the last few days. That notebook has become my constant companion. Today I opened up a small suitcase and began filling it with some of the smaller To Pack stuff, just so I can feel like I'm getting something done.
For those of you who may be interested, my original Singapore blog may be found at www.uktvlr.travellerspoint.com.