I remember that episode.
Imagine if you will being on your death bed – And standing around your bed – the ghosts of the ideas, the dreams, the abilities, the talents given to you by life.
And that you for whatever reason, you never acted on those ideas, you never pursued that dream, you never used those talents, we never saw your leadership, you never used your voice, you never wrote that book.
And there they are standing around your bed looking at you with large angry eyes saying we came to you, and only you could have given us life! Now we must die with you forever.
The question is – if you die today what ideas, what dreams, what abilities, what talents, what gifts, would die with you?"
So a few updates.
I had my first day of classes at my middle school (where I will be spending the bulk of my time), and I think the self introduction went well. I got asked if I had a boyfriend in most of my classes (no surprise there) and said hello about a million times.
My apartment is coming together but I need to chill out with the spending since it will be awhile until I’m officially paid. Also I’m pretty sure I’ve been to every restaurant in town now.
There are two other ALTs in my building, which is rad, and they’ve been super helpful and nice carting me around everywhere. Fortunately I just got my car! It’s actually fairly nice and now I have all weekend to practice. I drove it to sushi last night and then home and consistently turned on my windshield wipers instead of my blinker.
I’m terrified of falling into those gaijin traps on the side of the road. I know this will happen and it’s becoming my nightmare fodder.
Also I need to stop buying Japanese donuts. They aren’t good and I can’t seem to remember.
All for now.
Oh man finally I have a phone again.
I’m bad at airporting.
Any other early departure JETs leaving today?
Leaving tomorrow for Japan.
I should start packing.
So I finally moved out of my place and had my last day at my job. It’s been so stressful wrapping up my life and I feel like I don’t have any down time.
Obviously the JET Program is a tremendous opportunity and I’m very happy to have been accepted, but this early departure deal is killing me. I have this nagging feeling I’m going to forget something and I still haven’t dyed my hair to a respectable color yet.
I’ve read about the usual necessities. Is there anything anyone would suggest that they wish they would have brought? I’ll be living in Ena-shi in Gifu prefecture if it makes a difference.
Go go go!
just found out my rent for my apartment is like 75 bucks a month. Mwahahahahahaa </evil laugh>
Yeah I’m happy with my $200/month.
My patience for these customers is dwindling, RAPIDLY.
I’M GOING TO DEFER YOUR FACE WITH MY FIST.