And I’m back! I missed last week because I one ginormous blur, but I think things have slowed down a teensy weensy super microscopic bit. Two weeks ago, I was sitting at my home in California, nervous and excited about moving across the world. My Weekly Wishes for that week were basically to not cry too much. I didn’t want to be a crying mess at the airport. I only mentioned the airport, because I knew I’d be one huge crying mess when I said goodbye to Mark, which was probably the hardest thing I’ve had to do so far. But I have to keep telling myself it wasn’t a goodbye, it was just a see you later. Right after I said see you later, I had to drive an hour to LA… crying. THAT IS DANGEROUS, CHILDREN. Crying and driving. It’s hard to see… Not good. I was trying to be strong, but I just couldn’t do it. Unfortunately, I had to go to orientation instead of just going home and crying there.
Okay, enough about crying!
My goals for this week? Make progress on my yearlong Japan goals. I will try to study Japanese this week and learn at least 20 new vocabulary words. I’ve never been so motivated to study a language, ever. Maybe the fact that I have no idea what people are talking about around me has something to do with it, but I’m super motivated to start learning as much as I can and make my way to becoming conversational.
Go out and explore my town more. I’m partly blaming my lack of a bicycle on why I haven’t gone out very much into my town. I’ve been to the market everyday this past week, but that’s about it. Another excuse is that IT’S WAAAYYY TOO HOT AND HUMID. It’s like the sun is out to burn off my skin and the humidity wants me to drain my body’s water supply. It gets cooler, an hour or two after I get off work, which leaves about an hour or so to explore. I will finally go out there and see what kinds of restaurants and shops are here.
Get over my fear of eating alone. Okay. I think this has to do with the fact that eating by yourself is uncool. I mean, who wanted to eat by themselves in the cafeteria? Raise your hand. Anyone? This is basically that same fear. It’s not really a fear, more like being self-conscious. Are people really going to judge me? Probably not. They probably don’t care. I won’t be able to try any of the restaurants here if I don’t get over this! I’m by myself most of the time and I’m already tired of my simple cooking. I just need to go out there and eat.
Those are my goals for the week. They are pretty reasonable and involve traveling and experiencing new things (things I love!). I hope you have a great and productive week!