I've never dealt with this before. but I'm going away for a year or few to oz/nz and I've been looking into maybe living there permenently if I really like it . who knows? I seem to meet the requirements. Then I think well even if I do end up back in the states...I still haven't even seen much here so I might just move to the west coast and travel california.
you don't have to go back to your old life just because you go back home.