It’s here. My last week in the US! *cue a rush of emotions* I can’t believe the time has come for me to pack and move across the world. I’m still in shock that this is actually going to happen. I still feel like I’m going to go back to school to study and I’ll see all my friends every day. The reality is, I graduated… OMG. And the other reality is I’m moving across the world (ahhhh!!!!!!). I still need to pack, I still need to go to Target to get like 34982032 things, and I’m pretty sure there are things I need to do that I can’t think of right now.
Lets talk about the past week first. It was super eventful both in real life and online. Last week, my goals were to eat, hang out, and study Japanese. I’m happy to say I was successful with all three of those goals!
Eat: I began eating all the foods I love that I won’t be able to eat in Japan: garlic chicken sandwich, boba, my mom’s homemade cookies, Mexican food, Chipotle, and the list goes on!
Hangout: I spent a lot of time with my friends and family, doing game nights, talking over great food, and going on hikes. I’m so glad to have great family and friends that it’s hard to say ‘see you later’ to them.
Study Japanese: 日本語を勉強しました！もって勉強します。
Also I’ve finally made the move to a domain name and self hosting! This wasn’t one of my weekly goals, but something I’ve been working on for the past month. The 5 minute installation on WordPress turned into a 3 1/2 hour installation, with phone calls and live chats, but after the stress and frustration of installing WordPress, I DID IT! I’m pretty proud that I almost figured it out all by myself and I stuck with it until the end. I guess, this is the official welcome to sweetsmores.com! I never got around to making a post, but I hope you enjoy where the blog is going and I appreciate everyone who stays and reads our posts :) It really means a lot. Stay tuned, because more things will be changing in the very near future!
I’m kind of sad that all my comments didn’t transfer over. For some reason when I installed Disqus (which I love by the way), it only imported half of my comments. I’m going to have to leave it that way because I can’t figure out how else import the rest of the comments :(
Now for my goals for this week. Honestly, my goal for this week is to try to keep my crying to a minimum. Every time I’m with Mark, I break into tears at the thought of having to leave. I especially don’t want to be a big snotty, crying mess at the airport in front of a hundred people I don’t know. It’s hard for me to even cry in front of my friends, so I’m not sure how I’ll be comforted by strangers. It’s inevitable that I will cry, especially when I say see you later to Mark, but I need to keep telling myself that this is only a see you later. From now on, I’ll only think positive thoughts to try to avoid getting sad and teary eyed. I wrote about why I’m being positive in this situation and I truly believe it’ll help make this move so much easier. I honestly need a lot of positive messages, because they really help :) They make me feel so much better and put a smile on my face. Even if I don’t know you, it’s always nice to hear someone cheer you on.
It’s crazy to think that by the next Weekly Wishes, I’ll be settled into my apartment in Japan! HOLY MOLY! I probably won’t be able to post next Monday since I’ll be busy at orientations and moving, so you’ll find out if I ended up being a big snotty, crying mess in two weeks. I hope you all have a great week and succeed in your goals!