...to go to Myanmar! Thank you very, very much to everyone who weighed in. It was so helpful to see which option people would choose, not the least because my reaction to each comment gave me clues about what I really wanted to do. I felt myself getting very defensive over the Myanmar position, and I realized that I would regret it forever if I didn’t go—so I’m leaving in less than three weeks.

I don’t know if I made it clear enough in my original post, but I don’t have any responsibilities right now (no lease, no car payments or student loans, no children or significant other) other than my pup, who will happily keep living with my parents (she loves my dad best anyway). So I feel like it will be easier for me to go now than later when I hopefully will have a job that I really like and my own place and maybe even a boyfriend (who knows?).

And besides all of that, I’ve wanted to go back for ten years: now’s my chance. I’ll post a link to my blog once I get it properly set up, so you can follow me along my journey (cheesy, I know) if you like.

Thank you again everyone!