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
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!