It’s now officially one year since I plopped off that plane in Tokyo excited about moving to Japan. I have blogged and spoken about it countless times about how moving to Japan had been a longtime goal of mine so I won’t go over that. Instead, I will be quickly talking about my experiences in Japan so far and how it has changed me on a personal level.
First I cannot believe its been one year already. It feels like I landed and was so overwhelmed and disoriented then by the time I got to my senses I was freezing my ass off in Winter, sick most of Spring, enduring what felt like a month of rain, now burning up in the Summer them boom! one year Japaniversary. My 1st year in Japan and indeed my Japan experience so far is very different from what I thought it would be – and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. If I could talk to myself from a year ago I would tell myself to calm down and adjust but not lower your expectations. Rural island Japan-life is a special type of Japan experience but after a year of experiences here I don’t think I would want to change my placement.