Today was my last day here in Nagoya. It's hard to believe that it is all coming to an end now. It seems like only yesterday I arrived here by bullet train from Tokyo.
I have a strange mix of happiness and sadness. I'm excited to see my family for the first time in 5 months and to see my friends in Tokyo, but I was sad to say goodbye to all of the friends I have made here.
My time in Japan is coming to an end. I feel so lucky that I get to end my journey with my family here with me.
The person I was when I arrived here way back in August and the person I am now are different people. I have grown more in this one year than I did for several years in America.
I will never forget the memories and friends I have made here - my life is forever changed. And although my Japanese is still not very good, I feel like in the end that is just a minor fact. The journey I traveled here, on my own two feet, is the real reward.
A chapter in my life is ending now. And I look forward to a new beginning.
I can't wait to see what plans God has in store for me in the future. Only time will tell.
I still got 2 weeks in Japan, so I plan to live it up!
Until next week!