Au Revoir France jusqu'à ce que nous nous reverrons
18 June, 2015 at 11:00am CEST
Charles de Gaulle Airport , Paris
Wow today I leave for my new job in Nouvelle-Calédonia and I have a lot of emotions going through my head. I honestly do not know when the next time I am back in France but this new adventure awaits. The best part is that Nouvelle-Calédonia is very French so at times I won’t feel as homesick as I think I will be.
Last night was really nice as a bunch of my friends and family had hosted a nice going away party for me. I will miss everyone and it is crazy I am leaving France for a job. Hanging with my friends one last time for a long time was very nice. At least we all will stay in touch and all that. I hope someday they all can come see me in action. There is one person I am going to regret leaving. Recently I have meet this beautiful lady from Caen named Natalie. She was pretty cool and good looking haha. I doubt I will have a chance at her now haha, oh well.
The part of this journey that is going to suck the most is the flight. Unlike an easy day trip to North America, Africa or West Asia this is one long ass flight. I will be flying out of Charles de Gaulle Airport and have a layover in Tokyo and finally in Nouméa. The crazy part is the flight from Paris to Tokyo is going to be around eleven and a half hours. In Tokyo I get a nice three hour layover but then another eight hours to my final destination. I leave Paris at 1:55PM and will arrive in Nouméa at 10:50 PM the next day or two days from then. I have no clue because the time change is going to be a killer.
Now what will I be doing during this flight. Well a ton of sleeping and studying up on the club and the league. I am very excited to see how things turn out when I get there and hopefully the players are very receptive about me just starting out. I am more nervous about my first impression than anything else.
As I was on my laptop I noticed a pretty cool article from the Oceana Football Conference’s main website about me getting hired. That is so damn cool that I got into an article about my first job. I hope I can get more articles about myself and the team.
Well then before I board my flight in a bit let me close with these thoughts on my upcoming career. The biggest thing I want to do is show the world that I do not need to be a player to coach. That is probably the biggest obstacle facing prospective managers. I think you can easily be able to coach without playing it just takes a lot of time and effort to study up.
Finally the one thing I want to take away from this is no matter how great I become or shitty this might turn out I have done something many haven’t done. You see I might not become the greatest manager of all time or even top 50, I just want to have fun and do something I love. The fact that I am traveling around the world to a place 16,000km away from home shows what I will do for my passion.
THIS IS THE FINAL PART OF THE PRELUDE TO MANAGEMENT
Next update we begin my journey into management