There are about a billion clever things I want to say here, but someone once told me all anyone ever really wants is clarity. So, here it is:

I’m going back to Europe.

In May, I’ll fly from… well, somewhere in the United States to the town of Split in Croatia. For the next four months, I’ll criss-cross the Continent before heading south. Way south, to Cape Town, South Africa. For those four months, I’ll be working remotely, exactly like I do now–albeit with a bit more advanced schedule juggling. I’ll be part of a group of about 40 or so other remote professionals, traveling the world together living together, and working together.

Any of this starting to sound a little familiar?

If you’ve been reading my posts for awhile, well, first of all, I’d like to say I’m sorry. But, frankly, you should’ve known what you were getting into. Second, you’ve definitely heard me talk about Study Abroad in that time. Well, then what I’m doing next year might sound familiar because, yeah, it basically is Study Abroad. For adults. Who want to keep working. And see a lion kill wildebeest.

In other words, it’s perfect for me.

So, that’s what I’m going to do. There’s so much I could write about why I’m doing this, what it feels like, the thoughts that are running through my head, and more. And I’m sure I will write it all someday. Hey, stop groaning. You bought your ticket!

But today, I’m just letting this all wash over me, just letting it all happen. I’m watching and listening, thinking and preparing, but I’m also trying to stay right here where this moment and all its attendant emotions are actually living. I’m going back to Europe, back to a place synonymous in my mind with nothing so much as magic. It’s a dream come true, fulfilled in a manner I never knew was possible.

So today, I’m just enjoying this moment. It’s good to be back.