The future starts here

Mark and NicThis week I returned to London and moved in with Nic. In typical style, I undertook this important milestone in our lives together… on my own. I returned from France while she was on vacation and moved in and unpacked while she was away. Yes, she was expecting it. In fact we’re both very happy about it. I said to her this morning:

“I want to celebrate this!”

We’ve not had a wedding of our own, but here we are as seen at Sue and Paul’s earlier this year. I’ve been very concerned about arriving in London without having lined up a job. So concerned, in fact, that I feel I have missed the opportunity to enjoy the excitement of moving in with my partner. It really is wonderful and I am excited and joyous to be at this point on my life’s journey: the point at which it intersects with hers. The future of these journeys is, of course, not foreseeable beyond the next bend; but it sure feels good to be travelling together now.

The job-quest continues, of course, but not right at this moment. At the weekend I am heading to Gozo to attend a conference/workshop on social change. And as soon as that is done, I’m rushing back to London for the first weekend of NLP Practitioner Certification training which Nic and I are doing together. Ultimately I want to use more of this training in my career. For the time being, however, the hottest iron in my fire looks to be another IT job. But I’ll be leaving that particular fire untended for a week and focussing my attention on the bigger picture.

8 Comments

  1. Tyg Says:

    ***hugs*** 😀

  2. Richard Says:

    Welcome back to the old country.

  3. Alan Says:

    Great picture, Mark! Good luck on the continued job search… I’m stuck in San Diego doing random IT jobs waiting for Kenya to come around. 😉

    Take care,

    Alan
    http://sarainkenya.org

  4. Kerry Says:

    Hi Mark,
    Am happy for you,so you are finally settling down in marriage.How i wish u’d av married a black lady while u were here in Kenya,your offsprings would have been very beautiful and handsome too.(KIDDING)

  5. Mark Says:

    No KIDDING! If I’d chosen to marry and have children with a black woman in Kenya, you can damn well bet we would have had beautiful kids!

  6. Kerry Says:

    Yeah,Mark thats a fact,the kids would have been very beautiful.So do u have any plans of coming back to Kenya for a visit or for your honeymoon with your fiance’?
    KARIBU KENYA

  7. Pauline Wakasiakah Says:

    Mark! mark!, you just don’t know how happy i am about this, it is good, i hope you find it in your heart to choose, kenya for your honemoon, i wish you all the best marko, welcome to the club.
    I hope you live to have many children to fill up the world as in Genesis! dont look at me like that, it is God’s idear not mine!!!

  8. Pauline Wakasiakah Says:

    by the way mark, i got a job with the ministry of state for youth affairs in Aprill this year, i was posted in a District called Mbeere, as a district youth officer, i got abit bored coz it had nothing to do with computers, i was busy handling the youths with their problems, no internet, no computers, no nothing but the youths, coz it was a village, i know you get the picture of how a real village in kenya can look like, but, thank God, coz atleast, i got a transfer now am working for the same ministry but in ICT department in Kencom hse Nairobi, so atleast i will not only do an IT job but also advance my designing skills and cook for james coz i think he has also hard enough of uncooked food.