Japan: Week 1

I have finished my first week in Japan.

I’m not going to lie, it hasn’t been a stroll in the park by any means. It has been somewhat difficult. I mean is not easy to be away from your family and friends in a place where you cannot communicate with others and where everything you do is like learning it for the first time all over again.

The hardest thing has been my lack of sleep and the language barrier. Jet lag is not fun! It eventually crawls up on you and makes you doubt yourself and the decision you have made. I reached that point, cried a bit and got over it. While all this can be very overwhelming at first, I have never regretted coming here. On the contrary, I think Japan is a beautiful country, and everyday I learn something that makes me love it even more.

Tomorrow I have my day off. Tonight I’m watching movies, and tomorrow I’m sleeping in. Last night I drove from Saijo to Niihama on my own at night, and got lost twice. At first I freaked! but I made it, and now I’m actually glad that I got lost because now I know exactly how to get from Saijo to Niihama. Funny how some things work sometimes.

Tomorrow I’m going to a tea ceremony and I get to wear a traditional Japanese dress!!! =) I’m SO excited. I still don’t have my lens but I plan to pass to the shop tomorrow morning. Can’t wait to post pictures!

Keeping you posted!