Following the changes at home with my terrace and neighborly atmosphere now enlightened, even young tree crickets cheerily greeting me, there also came a change on the work front. Before I say anything more: would just like to restate that I’ll only ever discuss work/my job in the most general terms here. I’m not anonymous, and quite a few people I’ve worked with know my blog (hi! :) ). With that said, then: last month my consulting company found a great position with a client that’s new for me, and who is based in Cagnes-sur-Mer. It’s the first time in seven years that I’ve worked elsewhere than Sophia Antipolis! It has meant a lot of new experiences: for one, instead of taking the commuter bus, which stops a few metres from my apartment and another few metres from my employer in Sophia Antipolis, I now take a Nice city bus to the train station, where I hop on a TER (Train Express Régional) that goes all the way to Les Arcs-Draguignan, though I get off just a few stops/15 minutes further down the line in Cagnes. From there a client company navette (shuttle bus) picks us up and takes us to their offices, atop a hill with gorgeous views: south to the Mediterranean and north to the Préalpes (smaller mountains at the feet of the larger Alps).
I’ve always loved trains, so have been enjoying the transition. In addition, the new project is full of interesting things to do, mainly including a good deal of business analysis, which I’ve found fits my skills and personality pretty well. As for trains and all things train-related, it’s been fun experimenting with my smartphone and sharing it all on Instagram. It’s a nice way to take different sorts of photos; more ephemeral, less formal, and so looking at things a bit differently than I usually do.