Week 15 – The Last Big Assignment

You ever get to the end of a school term, look at all the things you need to get done and pinpoint the exact moment you can just relax. Typically the work will persist up until the very last moment but then you have those terms where things are going pretty smooth. It’s the moment you’ve got one last big project that’s kinda stressing you out, followed by the remainder of the term that’s a breeze. That’s what I’m dealing with now.

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Week 12 – A Cross-Cultural Update

I am over half-way done with my trip to Japan and it is both exactly what I expected and not what I expected at all… so figure that one out.

I know that this entire blog has been dedicated to me venting all of my thoughts on this once-in-a-lifetime experience here in Japan. This isn’t gonna be that different and, in fact, is more of a digestive of how I have specifically adapted to this new culture. So let’s track this from the beginning.

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Week One – The Weirdest Week of My Life

Before we begin, fully prepare for the titles of these weekly blogs to get progressively less creative with each week that I report what has happened. God knows around week 12, I’ll be struggling. However, if that’s the full extent of my struggles, I’d say I’m in a pretty goood place.

Last year, I wrote a lot about all of the expectations and wishes and whatnot for my trip to Japan, but now I’m actually here and wow is it… something. It’s definitely as I imagined it, yet my experience within the culture is not at all what I expected, probably beause I didn’t mentally prepare in my final days in the united states. Regadless, let’s go through my first solo trip out of the country.

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