I said at the end of last year that I wasn’t all too sure where the blog was going, and I hinted that I was having some real-life issues that were making it hard to write. Still working on that bit…
A big part of all of that was not knowing what was going to happen at the end of my contract here in Groningen, and now I do know: I’ll be moving to Crete in July, for a one year Post-Doc with FORTH at the IMS working on the impact of the Byzantine periods on the settlement dynamics of the island. I am so excited by the chance to work with some role models of mine, and at the same time a bit freaked out to be moving so far away from home, linguistically and culturally as well as physically.
I don’t know how much time I am going to have to write for the next few months as I finish up work on the current two projects and also pack up my stuff and work out what to take to Crete and what goes to the UK. But I am sure that once I arrive I’ll have loads to share and will be much more ‘present’ in this online space!
In the meantime, I’m going to lurk, post when the whim takes me, but try not to feel obligated to do so.
Oh: the hair changed a lot too, so I have updated the blog header to commemorate the blue pigtails 🙂