Looking back, it’s amazing to me now that I dared to even apply for a year of paternity leave while living in a foreign country.
But I’ve never regretted the decision. As I told an audience of university students and teachers at an invited “culture and identity” lecture today in Gifu, it made me a better father, a better husband, and a better person.
And it started here, on this blog, ten years ago today.
Here’s looking to ten more years!