At this time exactly six months ago I was driving through the highways of Tokyo, heading to a Rotary Orientation at the base of Mt. Fuji. I can’t begin to describe everything that has transpired since then, so thank heavens I’ve kept a record to look back on. The highlights, adventures, and achievements have certainly been grand, yet I would not be true to the experience if I did not acknowledge the challenges, lessons, conflicts, and emotional checks that these past 191 days have been (I counted them out!). I hope I have been faithful to the program throughout the Fall and Winter, now we’ll just have to wait and see what the Spring and Summer bring my way.
I actually had a conversation with my local counselor this evening and it looks like I’ll be flying back home to America on July 13th. That leaves me another 142 days to enjoy Japan. I hope I can continue to bring a flare of the Orient straight to all of you back home. In keeping with the Japanese spirit, I figured I’d share a couple shots of my host grandma working in the fish store. If this isn’t a true Japanese granny I don’t know what is!! She’s cleaning Unagi, or fresh water eels. Haha you’d never guess they were one of the most delicious foods I've had here =D