Friday, 13 April 2012
Complete stillness for the past 2 months. Wait, two months, did I just hear that correctly? Dang!
In the past two months:
I've been to Okinawa (one of the islands south of Japan) to see my brother who is in the Marine Corp.
I've taken on more teaching jobs. I love my students... teaching? Not so much. My students range from the age of 18 months in the preschool class, to 70-80 years old in a class of business professionals. This is my youngest student and she is absolutely precious.
I've seen some of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen and possibly ever will see....
I haven't been too busy to write. I have however, felt completely stopped up. Unable to get the words out. I tried desperately to process all the confusing emotions that come with adjusting to a new country on the other side of the world.... I went into survival mode. You all know what that's like. I didn't want to come here and sound needy, but I'll admit, I have been.
Now spring is here... finally, after an unusually long hard winter here in the land of the sun. The warm breeze and thousands of pastel blooms on thousands of plum and cherry blossom trees that are simply EVERYWHERE are all working to make me feel alive again.
Plus, the other day a dear friend of mine messaged me on facebook and told me she missed my blog.
I'll try to come back with pictures and stories and my darn processing before another 2 months go by!
My precious Emma-chann.
(Chann is a title for "child". All children here in Japan are referred too as _____chann. Pronounced "chon" with a short o sound.)