The PCS questionaire is focused on personnel details like point of origin, whether you need a pack out, whether you are traveling with pets, where you are PCSing to, etc. The exit interview is a ratings sheet for the company and island life in general.
This weekend will be the first of at least two patio sales I plan to have.
If you are reading this on island, come by 456B on monday from 9-12.
Only 38 more days left on "The Rock"!
I turned in my 90 day notice on Tuesday. My last day of work at KRS will be June 15th. I'm calling it my birthday present to myself since my birthday is on the 14th. :)
It's been fun. I'm going to miss sailing and the sunny beaches and the 12 hours of daylight everyday but there are a lot of things I'm not going to miss, like the general inconvenience of living in the middle of nowhere. Mail takes forever, supplies are limited, and going anywhere costs an arm and a leg.
So, as promised, I will outline the process of leaving the island, just like I did on my way to get here.
First step complete; turn in notice to supervisor. I'll let you know when step two happens.
- Riding motorcycles
- Driving a car
I was contacted by a potential island resident in the recent past who observed:
"I found and read another kwaj blog last night (the whole thing) and it seems to be (on all the blogs I've found) that people start out liking it and slowly that fades and they start grumbling more and more and the time between posts on their blogs become longer and longer or just stop in mid air all together."
Let me explain what I've observed while here. Kwaj is the epitome of Groundhog Day, the movie starring Bill Murray where a weatherman finds himself living the same day over and over again.
When you first get here, everything is new and exciting and you try new activities and meet new friends and experience a climate that most people only dream of seeing on the vacation of their dreams. It's adventurous. You are living overseas. It's exotic.
But then you kind of get to a point where you've seen it all, done it all and the lack of seasons gets kind of boring. It gets hard to come up with things to write about and share that you haven't already said before. How many pictures of fish and palm trees can you really take?
There are a number of people who thrive in this type of "safe" environment. They are resistant to change and don't mind living in a tiny community doing the same activities, day in and day out. Then there are others to whom this is limiting to their freedom, they stagnate and eventually,(hopefully, for their sake) escape.Then there is a thrid group of people called "re-treads" who leave and come back, sometimes multiple times.
I know my time here is growing shorter. Nothing firm as of yet but when I'm ready, I'll walk you through the process of leaving, just like I brought you along for the ride to get out here.