Refer to our time abroad as a “year off.”
A year off from what, exactly? Real life? I’m still working, earning, and saving money while living in a foreign country. Life goes on, no matter where you are. I’m just taking advantage of the opportunities available in this great big world.
Yes, I could stay home and work a 9-to-5 desk job and live a financially stable life where I get to count the days until my next vacation. But why? Living in a foreign country means that everything is new and exciting — every weekend is a vacation. Hell, I even get excited to go grocery shopping in the evenings.