Tuesday, August 24, 2010
That's me these days, minus the kitty cat.
All this alone time, hiding from the daylight has been quite productive. My Japanese has improved, and I've been working on different personal projects and doing what I love: reading and writing. I had no idea living in Japan would require so much isolation and time on my own. I am surrounded with friends and can reach out to them at all times, but I still have heaps of time on my own, and I'm slowly getting used to it.... slowly. And getting used to Marugame without Isabel. Sad. I know I've mentioned it in previous posts, but I want to stress it again. I receive many questions from new Japan-bound teachers, and I think the most challenging part of living in Japan is not the culture shock or making friends, but spending THAT much time on your own... without driving yourself crazy.
Seriously. I feel like I'm achieving something here.
In other news, I've sorted my tights by colour, mixed cookies and vanilla ice cream, re-watched Breakfast at Tiffany's, roamed the supermarket at 1am, showed around my new neighbour (and friend), and attempted (failed) a run after sunset. Still too hot.
Japan, I still love you just as much. Perhaps even a bit more. I'm not sure if I'll ever be ready to leave.