We have been back in Ireland for 6 days now and it has rained for every one of them. It feels like summer is truly over now. We have had a fantastic adventure since April. We drove from Ireland to Prague and then from Prague to Serbia and back again. We put 9,000 miles on the car and stopped in 10 countries: France, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Hungary, Slovakia and the UK.
We house-sat for a friend in Prague and got to see many of our friends again. We worked online every day from Kavárna Liberál and I got more work done during the month of July than I had in the past 6 months.
And now we are home?
Ireland has never felt like home to me. We have strong ties here. Our business is located here and Micheal has family here but it was never home no matter how hard I tried to make it work. Perhaps it would have been different if we had been living in Dublin instead of Leitrim. I have never felt more alone than I have here in Ireland.
I think it is time to leave again. The lease on our apartment is now up and I can’t think of a single reason to stay here when so many other places in the world have been far more welcoming. The fact that we both work online now means that we are free to go anywhere there is a stable wifi connection and for that I am very grateful.
What’s next? I don’t think it will surprise anyone that I have my eye on SE Asia again for the winter. It seems to be a common winter destination for digital nomads. Thailand’s beaches are always a must to shake off the cold of Europe and recharge. After that, we may finally get to Saigon which has been calling my name for the past year.
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” – Thoreau