Moving to Japan was the first time that I had really lived away from home. It was also the point in my life that kickstarted my life living abroad.
I remember riding the train from Gunman prefecture into Tokyo and thinking about all the things that I had accomplished.
1) paid my own bills
2) made new friends
4) traveled a country
5) explored temples, onsens and cities
6) figured out transportation
7) learned a bit of Japanese
8) and learned to be independent
Being a twin, I always had my sister as a safety blanket. Anyhow, I had been running all these thoughts through my head as I was riding that train. I kept thinking that that was my last trian ride in Japan. It was a beautiful ride. It was a beautifully sunny and extraordinarily green day. It was a great train ride and, thankfully, not my last!
|Eating roasted chestnuts in the park|
|Exploring the temples in the park|
|Visiting the National Science Museum|
|Enjoying the Spring|