It’s official: Sid (aka Winkie) is going back to Japan next month.
The job is a step up in responsibility and will force me back into writing. I’ll do more of the editing I like to do (working closely with the reporters I oversee, shaping our editorial direction) and though I’m a little intimidated it will push me past this big-ass wall I keep hitting after so many years of copy editing. I’ve always wanted to live in another country, and now I’ll be doing it rent-free (one of the kick-ass perks). The cultural experience is something on which I thrive, and I already know I love Tokyo and its adventures. There will be much traveling (some for work, lots for myself). Best of all, almost every day of my life will begin with the heated toilet seat.