#1 Note to self: When having a passport or visa picture taken, do not pull your hair back in a ponytail. The idea seemed great, and even looked good in the mirror. You know, just following Tyra's tips on ANTM, on how models should look. Unfortunately, for regular folks under neon lighting, it makes us look like serial killers. Now I have to live with that horrible picture for the next four years. But, I did obtain a Japanese work visa, so it's all good.
#2 Montreal has been cold, grey, and rainy. Many harsh reality checks happening lately made me realize that I'm doing the right thing. I've spent the last few months feeling restless and anxious about my decision to go to Japan, thinking it might be wrong, thinking I'm doing something a little crazy. But you know, life is too short to live with regrets, and I need to see more of the world. And yes, maybe I'm a little crazy, but the good kind. I feel completely at ease and happy with my decision now, ready to face all the upcoming challenges, ready to embrace change, and ready to start my love affair with a country I've been dreaming about forever.
#3 About those passport pictures, is it just me?
#4 Pssst: After being a closeted reader of my blog (gotcha!), my good friend L. finally decided to start her own, so check it out... for all things Montreal. I'm loving it, and I'll miss my Sunday brunch partner.
Four more weeks. A bit overwhelmed. I think I'll have to learn Japanese on the flight over there.