I don’t always shout out my titles with capital letters but when I do…
it’s to announce I’m moving to Japan.
Bam. A surprise! Or at least I think it is, to the greater majority of people reading this. More and more of my friends around me are starting to know about this, but I’ve been quiet about it for a long time until now
I’m going there to study at a university for four years. It’ll be my first time living in another country and I’m kind of nervous about being so far away from home. At the same time though, it’s JapanSo…I think you know what I mean haha.
When I first applied I did it with low expectations. I’m not an ace student and Japan seemed very, very far away. It was surprising when I got past the first screening, a miracle when I got accepted laterEven so, making the decision was a headache. Before that I’d been set on staying home and studying at a local university I’d gotten into, until the letter from Japan arrived and shook things up. And I couldn’t choose Japan just because it has cute food and Disneyland and was my prepubescent life goal.
It’d be so boring if I wrote my entire thought process during the weeks it took me to realise I wanted to study in JapanBut you’re seeing the outcome of it. This is my decision! And I’m really grateful.
So here I am at two weeks to go before I take a plane to TokyoNot quite ready, but still excited.
I guess I’ll find a companion in food?
I’m not that brave and neither am I super independent. I like to be near my family and friends and walk around the places I know. And I get really overwhelmed when I’m surrounded by too many unfamiliar people and things. But I also have a lot of adventures to look forward to and cafes to eat atWhat great timing too, because I was already running out of content for my Japan travel posts. Looks like I’m covered for a few more years
Till now I’ve had the chance to go to Japan a couple of times. It’s different now and I’m not going on vacation anymore. How strange and foreign it feelsI have to study hard there, but I’m really blessed to be able to do it in a country I’ve loved for so long it’s become a part of my character.
Throughout my life most people have always seen me as ‘that girl who likes Japan’ and all too often asked if I wanted to live there. My answer was essentially no because I’d get too homesick haha. But look what happened nowI wonder if I’m fulfilling some expectation here?
I tried to make this look like a travel billboard but my vocabulary is still limited. Maybe by the end of four years I’ll come up with a more inspirational slogan.