I’ve hardly hidden the fact that I’m a huge Douglas Adams fan. And while I haven’t hitchhiked the galaxy, seeing 12 countries in 13 months while working 14-hour days is no small feat.
For all my bitching, for all the melodramatic introspection, I must admit that the good far outweighed the bad. The experience has expanded my mind, my palate, and my options for a post midlife crisis existence and for that I’m grateful. I haven’t made any decisions yet, but I’m getting closer and looking forward to the next great adventure, whatever it may be.
I was struggling for a way to end this blog and then my answer came in the most unique Singaporean / American way. On my last day of work I stopped by the local Subway with a gift of chocolates for the super cool staff (they are super cool for many reasons not least of which is that they unofficially renamed the Italian BMT after me).
Anyway, after cooing over the candy one of the older ladies offered a shy smile and said, “My English is not so good, but Bon Voyage.”
You know, if you’re open to it you’ll find that people are pretty awesome. Thanks Singapore. I can’t help but feel that despite my best intentions, I’ve received far more than I’ve given.
Till the next adventure….