So I’ve decided to go to Japan. Now what?
First off I can just let everyone know that I’m going to be leaving Sweden at the start of July, so I will still be here for almost a half year more. There are some paperwork to be done but the institute through which I’m taking this education makes things quite a lot easier so it’s not that bad.
I said in my previous post that the whole thing was kind of scary; it is! I find that whenever I am moving forward and big changes are happening I’m a little scared. But it’s a good kind of scared. If you’re doing things right in life you should always have a small, small sensation in the back of your head that you might have taken on too much, that you’re changing too quickly, that kind of feeling. Progress is a little scary but you shouldn’t live without progress. Scary is good.
I will be leaving Sweden entirely for a year, the visa won’t allow me to leave Japan without going through a bunch of paperwork to get back in. This of course means that I’ll leave friends and family behind entirely, and I’m sure I’ll miss them. There’s not much to do about it though and it’s something that just has to be dealt with when the time comes.
Before I leave there are some things I want to get done, which leaves me unable to just completely phase out and dream about Tokyo for 5 months until the time comes; I suppose that might be a good thing. Stuff I want to do is get my motorcycle drivers license, I’ve been wanting this for over a year but last year it was hindered by Japan and work. My good friend Jonas has been living in the US for a year come summer and he’s planning a cross-country road-trip over this summer which I’d really like to join in on for a week or two. The plans will be released on his blog this Friday (the 12th) so we’ll see if there are any suitable points for me to get on and off the trip that would have me being there for the right amount of time in the beginning of June. Other than that, I obviously have 4 months of school left, and I’ll have to add some Japanese studies to my ordinary curriculum to be able to have a foundation to stand on when I get there.
All in all, I’ll be going to Japan, but there’s still a lot of stuff to do and to think about before I get there. It seems like a journey in itself.