Since I’ve been on vacation and reflecting offline for the past two weeks, it’s time for me to put down my thoughts for 2008 and my predictions for 2009 (a separate post).

What can I say about 2008? It was a fascinating year for me professionally. I started the year without a job having resigned from Shanghai American School and not knowing what the future held. It was interesting to note the role my personal network played during this time of risk and indecision. Leaving some 20+ comments on that post and forwarding job offers to me as people found them. In the end I found my different job at the International School Bangkok, which led to packing up everything we owned including our two cats and moving to Bangkok, Thailand.