Hello everyone! I am happy to finally be able to announce where I will be going for the JET Program! I was just notified that my new home will be .................*drum roll please*............... Kumamoto Prefecture, Asagiri-cho When I first opened the email and saw that I was in Kumamoto, I felt pretty happy. My family … Continue reading JET Program: Placement Announcement!
Hi everyone! In the upcoming months I will be writing a lot about my future plans but I don't want to forget to talk about the past. It is currently May 7, 2018 when I am writing this and that means that 10 months have passed since I finished my 2 semester study abroad in … Continue reading Post-Study Abroad Life: Keeping up with my host fams
Hi everyone! I am back again with another post about the JET Program! Just like I did for my study abroad, I want to take the time to note down my worries, goals, and expectations before I go so that I can return to them while I am in Japan and again when (and if!) … Continue reading My Goals for the JET Program
Hi everyone! I am currently done with finals and in the period between the end of that and commencement. I am enjoying finally being able to slow down and relax before I return home for summer and begin working. After my summer job ends then I will basically be heading off to Japan already for … Continue reading JET Program: Anxieties and Concerns
Hello everyone! It is current May which means that I will finally be graduating from college! It seems that 4 years flew by before I even knew it. Over the past 4 years I have many ups and many downs, but in the end I feel like it was all worth it and I don't … Continue reading After-Grad Plans: The JET Program
Hello everyone! I hope you are doing well! It is mid-March now when I am writing this and that means that I am coming ever closer to my commencement date of May 13th. This semester I have been writing my thesis for my Japanese Studies major and I am at the point where I would … Continue reading Big Reveal! My Senior Thesis Research
Hello everyone! I am back already with a new post! I revisited my new year's resolutions for this blog and I had decided to write 3 blog posts a month and also start a new writing series. I don't think that I followed through on the 3 blog posts a month commitment but school is … Continue reading Exploring My Identity: “three-ness”
Hello everyone! As promised, here I finally am with the final blog post in my study abroad journal series. I returned to the U.S on July 31, 2017, but it has taken until February of 2018 to finish writing about my year-long adventures. I am happy to finally say that I completed this challenge with … Continue reading Study Abroad Finale: Closing Ceremony and a Rainy Festival（日記＃５４）
Hello everyone! I realize that it's been about 3 weeks without a blog post! I had a few queued up from before school started again but once school was back in session I didn't have the time or energy to devote to this blog. But this weekend, despite the fact that I am just as … Continue reading Life Update!
Hello everyone! I am back with another post! Today I am writing about my July 26, 2017 trip to one of my favorite places in the world, Disney Sea! This is really the finale of the year of study abroad since I left on July 31st soon after this outing. This is a trip that … Continue reading A Pirate Summer at the Happiest Place on Earth! (日記＃５３）