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#117 Moving On

December 8, 2011

There come those times in every EAW’s life where the EAW realizes he or she has given all there is to give. Maybe the grant is over and there’s no chance for a life-saving cost extension. Maybe she or he has facipulated all that she or he can. Maybe the winds of global nomadic change are blowin’ through this land. But whatever the case, sometimes it’s just time for moving on.

The smart EAW knows that all good things come to an end… And it’s better to burn out than to fade away.

And so it is with Stuff Expat Aid Workers Like.

On this, our 1 year anniversary, we’ve decided to begin winding down SEAWL.

We will continue with guest posts until the queue runs out (there are still some great ones in there!) and we’ll still post ManuCartoons periodically. We’ll keep our Twitter and Facebook accounts open and Shotgun’s blog is still active, but the two of us will no longer be writing here.

It’s been fun and it’s been real. We’ve enjoyed the hell out of it – seriously – and we hope you have too. Watch for us in other spaces very soon!

Thanks for making it a great year.

J. & SgS

22 Comments leave one →
  1. john permalink
    December 9, 2011 7:34 am

    Too bad. Some of your, especially the earlier, stuff was quite funny.

  2. December 9, 2011 8:47 am


  3. December 9, 2011 9:13 am

    Nooooooooooooooooooooo! and has it REALLY been a year??? Where the hell the year go??

  4. Sarah permalink
    December 9, 2011 9:37 am

    this will be a classic. feel free to come back anytime.

  5. ewout permalink
    December 9, 2011 10:35 am

    thanks for the great blogs!

  6. December 9, 2011 12:49 pm

    No way! Now what reason do I have for getting an EAW job?

  7. December 9, 2011 3:08 pm

    Good timing. I think you had covered all the basics. THANKS!

  8. Torsten permalink
    December 9, 2011 9:06 pm

    Manno…. That is really a pity! I love your website. Reading your postings has always been a pleasure.

    Would you please be so kind as to re-consider your decision please :-)

  9. Sheena Nicolson permalink
    December 10, 2011 4:18 am

    Sorry you are stopping. Loved them all. Maybe in the future….?

  10. December 10, 2011 7:23 am

    It’s good to go out while you are at the top of your form. I will miss you but enjoyed the year. Thanks for a year of good reading and self reflection.

  11. Andrizzle permalink
    December 10, 2011 2:01 pm

    Oh c’mon! You’re just gonna leave us stranded in the field like this? That makes me sad. =(

  12. December 11, 2011 5:45 am

    Damnit! Why, why, why are so many good blogs closing?? Really gonna miss this one! :(

  13. courtney permalink
    December 11, 2011 9:35 am

    Thanks for making me feel less insane and more self-conscience!
    Please don’t delete the blog all together, so I can revisit for nostalgia’s sake.
    Take good care.

  14. alex permalink
    December 11, 2011 9:21 pm

    really great blog! thanks for the dedication and alternative education!

  15. Krissy permalink
    December 12, 2011 3:16 am

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is the first blog I have ever liked enough to sign on to. It always makes me laugh out loud and as an EAW think it it fits the bill perfectly.

    Well thank you for the entertainment!

  16. December 12, 2011 1:07 pm

    You’ve made this legendary, guys [or girls – I’d like to think]. Well done!
    Many thanks indeed!

  17. Juan dela Cruz permalink
    December 12, 2011 3:13 pm

    That’s too bad. As a reformed EAW myself who has moved on to other addictions, I really enjoyed the articles–I saw a lot of myself in there. You made me laugh at the self-righteousness of so many EAW’s around the world. Maraming salamat po! (Note the gratuitous use of my acquired language to impress y’all!)

  18. apeaceofconflict permalink
    December 12, 2011 4:19 pm

    Sad to see you go! Thank you for the great posts, they made me laugh on soo many occasions.

  19. December 12, 2011 7:50 pm

    I’m glad. This has been fun and painfully on point for us EAWs. Perhaps eye-opening for non-EAWs, too. But there’s only so far one can (or should!) go with it.

  20. Samawati permalink
    December 21, 2011 12:45 pm

    Thank you very much again for one of the best blogs online!

  21. Brodie permalink
    December 22, 2011 9:58 am

    I loved this blog and I think many of your readers (like me) saw themselves in many posts. Very funny and creative. You will be missed!!

  22. JKE permalink
    December 28, 2011 9:12 am

    Thanks a lot for this great blog. And good luck in the EAW after-life!

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