I can't really complain about my 10 months in NYC. I wish I had had a better job, but I do have to admit that it give me a lot of great experience. It was nice seeing a few random friends that dropped into NYC over the year and I do hope to see them again.
I wonder if I'm soon going to start to feel like I have an American life and a European life. I wonder what will happen when my contract ends on December 2006 in Germany. But, to me, endless opportunities is what life is all about. At least for now. I still think I would like to eventually settle down someday. Maybe by the time I'm 30.
I'm really going to miss NYC. I'm visiting my parents in Harrisburg, PA, and I already miss it. There was something sad about dropping off my rental car in downtown Harrisburg and taking the bus home. I will however hopefully visit NYC and my parents in Harrisburg this summer after I go to the Wikipedia conference in Boston for my new job.
But, to open up a whole new world, you unfortunately have to close an old world. And thus, Tuesday, as I fly to Stuttgart, I will close one chapter of my life and open another one. We'll see what happens.