“Why did you move to Portugal?”

It’s complicated…

I get asked this question all the time and this is my attempt to explain how and why my move happened.

Like many people, I was personally and professionally upended by the COVID Pandemic in 2020.

At the time I was living in the American territory of San Juan, Puerto Rico with a home office in Manhattan’s Flatiron District.

Life was good until it wasn’t.

I remember my last week being on campus at Harvard Business School in Boston and noticing everyone in the class started getting sick—one classmate was hospitalized.

Because we had an international cohort of business owners, the news and rumors started flying, and it was clear this was not “the flu.”