Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Back to the US

I know it's been a while since I've really done any kind of activity or updates on my blog, YouTube, and even Twitter lately. I apologize for that.

Right now I'm making this post from the plane heading towards BWI airport from Chicago. It's been a very long day. Everything was going pretty smoothly, and my flight from Tokyo had even arrived at 2:00pm Central Time, 30 minutes earlier than scheduled. My connecting flight was supposed to be departing at 4:38pm, and then I found out that it was delayed due to thunderstorms in Maryland. We actually didn't take off until after 7:00pm, which was pretty annoying, but it's not like I could do much about it. What matters is that I'm coming home for the first time in 51 weeks.

It's been an amazing first year as a JET. I love my city of Ono, despite its drawbacks. I've made a lot of new friends who have made life in the inaka so much easier. I was able to contribute to my kids, and hopefully I helped make an impact on their lives. But those kids have also taught me a lot, and I'm very grateful for that.

I think we're about to land soon, so I'll make some more updates when I can. There's a lot to be talked about, so once again, sorry for the lack of updates in the past few weeks!