So this is to say that I'm back, ready to bust out articles and posts, motivated and excited for what's to come. Life's unbelievably good right now. I hope yours is too :)
* Just wanted to add that as wonderful as my international trips were, this last one to Miami included the best and most diverse group of journalists I've had the pleasure to meet. Imagine spending five days eating, laughing, learning and talking with people from Munich, Montreal, Sao Paulo, London and Mexico City. We clicked instantly over language/cultural explanations, alligators and wine all the while realizing how similar we actually were. And when one of us suffered a family tragedy during the trip, we pulled together to console him as if we'd known him forever. I was definitely sad when our little group had to part ways and fly back to our corners of the world.