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Jan 25th 2018, 10:26 am
Replies: 5
Views: 3,342
Posted By MSmithy

Re: Possible trailing spouse

Just to add to what I said above. She says she really wants me to join her as she would hate to go on another work assignment alone. However, one other thing that is bothering me is that our...
Jan 17th 2018, 5:59 am
Replies: 5
Views: 3,342
Posted By MSmithy

Re: Possible trailing spouse

Thanks for the excellent points you make. Its true and its not completely clear to me to be honest. She says she loves me and wants to spend rest of life with me but sadly I have had some doubts. I...
Jan 16th 2018, 10:55 am
Replies: 5
Views: 3,342
Posted By MSmithy

Re: Possible trailing spouse

Thanks for the useful reply and very happy for input from your generation! Just in response to the excellent points you made:
1) I certainly have no great desire for marriage but could you...
Jan 15th 2018, 5:27 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 3,342
Posted By MSmithy

Possible trailing spouse

Hello all

A couple of years ago I moved abroad and I can say it has worked out pretty well – the pay has been good and have saved a bit and I am one year into a relationship with a lady here who...
Forum: Back Home
Nov 10th 2014, 1:14 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 11,397
Posted By MSmithy

Re: Back one year... reverse culture shock and reconnecting

Thanks for the brash response, I can see your reasoning and am tempted. I could go for it but I just had a bad migraine the other day after talking on the phone to the people that I would be...
Forum: Back Home
Nov 10th 2014, 1:02 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 11,458
Posted By MSmithy

Re: Three years to-day from Oz . . . I feel trapped!

I sympathise. Sounds like it was good to spend time with your sister though before she sadly passed away, you might have been kicking yourself otherwise had you been in Australia. Also by being in...
Forum: Back Home
Nov 5th 2014, 7:35 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 11,397
Posted By MSmithy

Re: Back one year... reverse culture shock and reconnecting

Thanks for the helpful reply. It's true I am not sure about my career path. That is what contributed to my burnout too. There are some aspects I like, the subject area is interesting and...
Forum: Back Home
Nov 5th 2014, 10:45 am
Replies: 29
Views: 11,397
Posted By MSmithy

Re: Back one year... reverse culture shock and reconnecting

One of the big issues I have is that to stay in my career area I will probably need to go abroad again. I need to start working again but fear I will burnout due to the workload and emotional stress...
Forum: Back Home
Nov 5th 2014, 8:44 am
Replies: 29
Views: 11,397
Posted By MSmithy

Re: Back one year... reverse culture shock and reconnecting

Sorry for the slow reply, but yes my health is better now, thanks. I had acid reflux caused by stress. I still get it a bit but nothing like it was.
Forum: Back Home
Oct 28th 2014, 6:50 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 11,397
Posted By MSmithy

Re: Back one year... reverse culture shock and reconnecting

Well I think part of the problem was feeling guilty at being far from family, and not being there for the meetups. Also losing touch with old friends. In Fj I found it hard to connect, the colonial...
Forum: Africa
Oct 16th 2014, 9:34 am
Replies: 7
Views: 2,620
Posted By MSmithy

Re: Botswana

Thanks for the info, sounds like a nice place for a while, the camping sounds good too Cheers
Forum: Back Home
Oct 14th 2014, 7:23 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 11,397
Posted By MSmithy

Re: Back one year... reverse culture shock and reconnecting

Good questions to ponder Dunroving, thanks. I might be better off in the UK, but I have a penchant for adventure and it's the first job I've been offered
Forum: Africa
Oct 14th 2014, 6:59 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,620
Posted By MSmithy

Re: Botswana

No :) I'm certain it is legit. I applied to an ad on the uni website and I had some correspondence with an academic there.
Forum: Back Home
Oct 14th 2014, 3:01 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 11,397
Posted By MSmithy

Re: Back one year... reverse culture shock and reconnecting

Thanks for the replies. I've just been offered another job abroad and it will be a tough call. I'm tempted but I have been reconnecting with family and a few friends so would be hard to leave again.
Forum: Africa
Oct 14th 2014, 2:41 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,620
Posted By MSmithy

Botswana

Hello all

I have been offered a job at the uni in Botswana. Does anyone here have any experience of the country or the uni? I was offered the job without an interview so I'm a bit in the dark...
Forum: Back Home
Oct 11th 2014, 11:17 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 11,397
Posted By MSmithy

Back one year... reverse culture shock and reconnecting

Hello all

This is my first post and just looking to connect with people who have been though similar experiences. I've been back nearly a year. I was living/working in Fiji for a few years. ...
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