If you've not heard yet, I got a job offer back where I did my PhD. It looks like it will offer some really good opportunities to work from the ground up on some interesting projects and gain some experience in the process. So, after much deliberation with the hubby, we decided to make the move back. It just happens that he found a position as well! Honestly, I think this was all building, because also if you've not heard, I'm pregnant! After I found out, I started getting more and more homesick. Plus my visa ends in June anyway, so the timing was great.
We're both excited to be going back to someplace we love. At the same time, we're sad. It is already hard on me knowing I have to leave my friends behind, and they'll be so far away too! Apart from the people I've met here, there're a lot of great things about the UK that I'll miss as well:
- Blackcurrant jam
- Stately homes that are more than 3 centuries old
- Intelligent politics (to a certain extent!)
- Pubs (they're not just for good beer!)
- Yummy Indian food
- Cheap(ish) flights to Europe
- Misfits, Sherlock, Have I Got News for You, period dramas, etc.
I'm sure I'm forgetting things off this list, but those were just things on my mind.
Next up for me is flying back to meet my parents, driving to Colorado, and starting my new job while trying to find a midwife while the hubby is tying up loose ends in the UK. He'll come out a month later. I'm excited and a little scared about what's to come.
Next post: 26 week pregnancy update