Thursday, December 07, 2006
Two Roads Diverged In A Wood
And I -

I took the one to Beijing.

That's right, everyone. Starting January 1st, my blog's title of Laowai in Laiwu will be suitable no longer. I have taken a position with a Chinese-based consulting group in Beijing and will be leaving Laiwu on the 15th, most likely for good. There will be one heck of a post the week of my departure since my colleagues are already excitedly chattering about the killer-diller of a bon voyage party they're planning on throwing for me. I can only hope I will be coherent enough to make it out of Laiwu and back to Beijing. Maybe THAT's their plan: get me drunk so I can't leave. Well, I have you all figured out, so it won't work - ha HA!

Although I'll be glad for the change in social scene, I will miss being as special and unique as I am in Laiwu. Despite how negative I know things can sound sometimes, I really did meet a lot of wonderful people here and had some amazing experiences- some of which you've read about, some of which I'm saving for the book. (If I tell you everything now, what would be the selling point?)

I'll be back in Florida in less than two weeks. For those of you readers who will be there over the holidays, I look forward to seeing you (please e-mail me and let me know you'll be there if I haven't spoken with you yet). And for those of you who are or will be in Beijing anytime soon, I can't wait to meet up with you all again!
posted by Rachel @ 3:16 PM  
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