So much has happened o.O
And by so much, I mean I spent a year in Japan, survived the earthquake, met some friends I will never forget, and came back.
I apologize for not keeping this blog up like I promised. Once I got to Hirosaki, we hit the ground running and it was hard to get onto the internet for the first few weeks...and then I guess I had way too much fun and forgot to update it. Honestly though, it was one of the best experiences of my life. I really changed a great deal personally. Perhaps in later posts I'll right about some specific experiences ^_^
As I described it to a friend once, coming back was like Plato's Allegory of the Cave: Once you travel to a different place, you see and understand the world in a whole new way. However, for me, coming back to a place where people are ignorant of the world around them was like the prisoner having to return to the cave.
Luckily I have amazing friends here and abroad who are not ignorant and have wonderfully kept my sanity. Much love to them <3.
However, I'm being drawn to my next adventure. I definitely want to return to Japan either as a student or as an employee, but in the near future I may just be moving to someplace else. We will see~
MEANWHILE, I'm working on saving money and promoting my book *insert shameless book plug* BEETEEDUBZ GUYZ I WROTE A BOOK: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/127293 And until 11:59 pm on March 10, 2012 you can get it for FREE using this coupon code at check out: RE100
And on an unrelated note to the topic but totally related to this blog, I lost an additional 50 pounds while I was in Japan, and have been...maintaining...that since my return. However, I want to lose more to be healthy, so I'm working towards that ^_^