How much is too much? Lately, I have found myself wondering how I am going to deal with all this change. Everything around me is changing. I wonder if I will loose myself amongst the constant change whirling around me. Do you ever realize how much of a routinely human being you are? Without even realizing it, I bet you like to wake up around the same time every morning, you eat the same cereal for breakfast, or maybe you like to have wear a certain pair of shoes with that one pair of jeans. Say you are out of that cereal in the morning, even the smallest little things can wreck your day. Now imagine, no longer being able come home, not being able to ride your bus to your school, or even go to that school, imagine your home being taken away from you and now your bed. As humans we tend to make the details matter. Suffice to say I am going to miss it here, no matter how much I have day dreamed about running away to some place new in the past, I am going to miss this place. So my life is bittersweet. Of course there are things I will be glad to get away from but there are others that have made me who I am today and these are the kinds of things I am going to miss.
This week has brought so many new changes. So much information has been thrown at me over the past couple of days, as of right now it is exhausting. However, I haven’t wanted to cup my hands over my ears the whole time. Today the apartment is ours, as soon as we sign that dotted line. It is nice to finally have a little bit of closure. A place to live is just one less thing I will not have to worry about any longer.
As you may know I have just recently returned from my first trip to Japan! I was just blown away by house nice everything is, the cleanliness of everything, and how put together everyone looks all the time. I was only in Japan for three days so it was a rather quick trip. On the very first day my family and I all had a bit of jet lag and were all up very early that morning. First we met up with a very nice lady named Asami and she took us on the subway over to my school in Chofu. Once again everything was absolutely beautiful and modern. My new school is called The American School in Japan -so creative right?- or ASIJ for short. The school and school grounds are beautiful especially with cherry blossom trees in the court yards. A few hours later we headed out but not before eating cafeteria food. It is amazing how such a big city can feel so small and have so much diversity. The rest of my day and the next consisted of Asami taking us to apartments and another Japanese woman named Emmy. One of the first apartments we visited will- fingers crossed- be my new home away from home. Nothing is official, no papers have been signed yet but we are 90% of the way through the process and it’s looking good for us. Ironically the apartment reminds me a lot of our apartment in Shanghai. Day three was the day when Asami took us all around the city, everywhere from Roppongi, Aka-saka and Yoyogi. Surprisingly you can find green spaces everywhere so it doesn’t always feel like you are in a city. After a few days back I am glad to be home and to be over my jet lag. There are still so many exciting things to come and don’t worry I took lots of pictures while I was away, I will make sure to post lots of them too! (Also side note- I got glasses over spring break as well)
That’s all for now.