as of today there are 4 months until i jet away to the motherland. i get to embrace the culture shock that comes with every deplane in jhb international. i can not wait. it will have been more than a year since i would have been back in December, with the last time being for my grandmother's burial, so i am hoping to make new, happy, touristy memories this trip with the boy and his wonderful family. to say that going back to south africa is an experience that everyone should experience is slight understatement. the food, the culture, the people, the obsession with sport and the absolute transformation from racism plagued outsider to the rainbow nation is a sight to behold. i cannot wait to step onto south african soil and breathe it in and just take a moment to remember that i am, deep down, to the core, home.