I'm Heymo, a german guy who currently lives in Michigan.

I am a web developer for the Brick Factory, specializing on Drupal development, working remotely full time. This is my personal blog, documenting my life as a remote web developer - contact me if you have any questions!

Episode 0: Preparing to launch

I've liked motorcycles for as long as I can remember...

When I was maybe 10 years old, growing up in Berlin (West) in Germany, I remember flipping through a coffee table book at my local library. The book had beautiful full-page pictures of a motorcycle trip through the “Wild Wild West” of the United States. It showed deserts and long roads with absolutely no sign of human existence in sight.

I stared at those pictures, and my 10-year old brain thought:

….whow, I can't imagine what it must be like to ride through that kind of landscape. I wish I can make it to the USA just once in my lifetime, that would be awesome. Riding a motorcycle in those places will probably never happen though, might as well dream about riding a bike on the moon.

Fast forward 40 years…

I’ve been living and working in the US for the last 15 years. I came here, started working immediately after getting my permanent residency (=“Green Card”) and have not really had a break since. The few days of vacation per year were spent either visiting my family in Germany, visiting my wife’s family, or soaking up as much relaxation as I can fit into the remaining 5 days of vacation….

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