Friday, July 17, 2015

A year ago and today

A year ago, I was saying goodbye to Rebun Island and getting ready for my last day of school as an ALT the following day (7/18). 
It was so hard to say goodbye!

I couldn't really imagine what my life would be like after 5 years in Soya. How do you say goodbye to this beauty?
I couldn't really imagine what my life would be like after JET. 

Still weird!
But with cities
And more power in my classroom!

Oh, and a rainy season. Yay for drought prevention, yuck for moving around in business clothes. 
In a way, I'm at a similar point now, because I don't know what Yokohama or my new university will be like. But it's also different. I know that it's OK for things to change! Last night I read a good blog post about our best days still being ahead, and I know that it's true. 

Having this chance to wander around Hokkaido like a nomad and then go see my family for three weeks is a treat! Of course, I'm not getting paid now, which is not so fun. I had to live a little monk-like during the term to try to save money. I'm not perfect, though! 
Anyway, I'm so excited to be back in Hokkaido, and it's fun to think about where I was a year ago. Sometimes, I ask myself if I want to live in Hokkaido again, and the answer is that I don't know! I truly love being here, but each place I go grows me in some way. So, who knows where my life will go? Well, God does! Human-wise, I'm just going to soak in all the wonder I can from Hokkaido, Mississippi, and Yokohama. Then we'll go from there!

1 comment:

Sharon said...

This post brought tears to my eyes. It is good to hear what your thinking is about your future--very reassuring! Of course, there was the humor--but it took me 2 times reading the text before I caught the joke!! "power" very funny!