Most of you have heard by now, but I thought I'd make an announcement here anyway: I have resigned from CCP Games and am returning to the Bay Area in mid-December. Just about three weeks from now, actually.
I am not entirely certain of the future, but I expect the first few weeks will be involved in me trudging around the country saying hello to various elements of the various families that might have some interest in my presence for that unholy contraption we like to call the "Holidays." After that, however, all bets are off as I try to get back into the groove after being in Iceland for the past year.
It has been a good trip. Being out here for the past nine months has taught me a lot about myself, about my relationship with Janine, and about life in general. I've learned more about what I can and can't handle, what is and is not acceptable in a job, and a bit of Icelandic besides! Ég tala pínulítið íslensku. (Okay; I'm not entirely sure that's right. But it's understandable if you speak the language.)
The reasons for my return are many, but it basically boils down to being homesick and disagreeing with some of the decisions upper management has made regarding employees who actively play EVE Online. C'est la vie, as they say. Life moves on.
I am excited to be returning "home" - as much as the Bay Area is my home anyway - and am looking forward to catching up with everybody I've missed in 2007. See you soon!
PS, those of you curious, Iceland has been quite warm so far. I don't think the temperature has hit freezing except one or two days, and it's still raining out - no snow, no ice! I know most places have succumb to the weather already, but Iceland is still chugging along, nice and warm(ish). Of course, we'll say nothing about the daylight...currently the sun is coming up around 9:30 AM and going away at 4:30 PM.
Also, I saw the aurora the other night! It was faintly visible in the city so I hopped in the car and drove out to my favorite spot by the lighthouse, but by that point the clouds had rolled in. Shame.