My boss had my plane ticket itinerary for coming back to America up on his computer screen today but he couldn't bring himself to click on the 'purchase ticket' button. He called me into his office to try one last time to convince me to stay.
I can't really explain why I don't want to stay. Maybe it is a lot of little reasons. It really has been a good experience and I would recommend it to anyone looking for some international experience.
I was as kind as I could be and told him to redouble his efforts on finding my replacement. I guess it is official now. November 18th I will board a plane and put an end to this year-long odyssey.