Is change in the air?
As some of you may have noticed, I've been making quite frequent trips to Bangkok lately, and I'll likely continue going at least a week per month between now and July. Like most global companies, mine is working on expanding East, and as the only specialist in my subject matter for The Company, this has meant an increased need for my skills in Asia. It also does not hurt that for whatever reason, despite me not being a people-person, I am quite popular with the aging bigwigs of the companies we work with, which makes them more likely to sign contracts with us. I guess if ever it doesn't work out with C, I know I'll always be able to find a rich second husband abroad. ;)
Seriously speaking though, because of its geographical location, my company is considering possibly open up an office in Bangkok in a year or so, and given my specialty and the fact that I am part of a young, mobile (and childless) couple, there is a good possibility that if we open the office, C and I will be asked to at move to Thailand for a year or two.
All of this has had me looking at my trips there in a new light. Like - could I really move across the globe? I guess I've done it once before. But I've been in France for 12 years now. And we have a good life here. I was so much younger and more adaptable when I initially moved abroad....plus now we own our own home and have (high) monthly mortgage payments to make. Can I deal with the extreme humidity? And the time difference would be killer with my US colleagues....So needless to say, there's a lot for us to consider. Luckily though, C will be able to accompany me during my May trip over so he can take a look at Thailand with fresh eyes too.