Home…Nihon and Somewhere in Between

Today guys, I’m excited.  It’s the first time in a few months that I’ve actually been feeling pretty good about this move to Japan, or Nihon as I’ve learned in my Japanese lessons.  The past few months or so I’ve been an emotional mess, that may or may not have been portrayed on here, but thankfully today was a good day.  Now I’d wish moving day would hurry up and get here.  I’m very much looking forward to our home visit next month where I can actually see the place I will call my home, a word that has felt a bit foreign to me lately.  It’s a weird limbo, this prepping-to-move-to-another-country thing.  It’s like my house is home and Michigan is my home and it will always be my home, but  soon I will be living somewhere that I’m pretty sure will get to feel like home.  Every move to a new place that I’ve made has stuck with me and a part of me stuck with that place.  Seriously, a naive 19 year old me will always own a piece of Chicago and the big city dreamer will always belong in NYC.  I wonder what piece of me Japan will get, the wanderluster, adventurer, or a part of me that I’ve not even discovered yet.  It’s pretty exciting when I really sit down and think about it.

I realize that time is going to fly by and this adventure will be over just as soon as it starts.  I think today I realized how important it is for me to take it all in and really enjoy what is ahead of me.  Not saying that is exactly easy, but I’m a work in progress.  At this point I’m just ready to get there.  Everyday there is talk about Japan, whether it’s potential housing options (which by the way apparently to live downtown Nagoya it’s frowned upon to have cats…well too bad!), or Japanese lessons, or just even in my day-to-day conversations with people.  It has literally consumed my life and now I’m ready to start living it.  I just wish this whole process didn’t take so long.  I mean by the time we actually get to Japan we’ll have known about this move for jeez like 8 months or more.  Nothing like giving yourself time to mentally prepare, HA!

Any who, since we bought our house, I’ve taken to filing it with cool decorations, knick knacks, and pointless junk that makes the house a home or at least look cool.  I bought these signs awhile back and now more then ever I think they really resinate with me.  Truly, I need to take the advice from my kitchen walls and roll with it, which is starting to become a theme on this blog I think.

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Until next time friends! Hopefully, it will be a post on my first adventure in Japan and our future home.  Sayonara!

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