Monday, July 27, 2009

Arrived!

I'm here in Tokyo, awake at 6AM my time due to jet lag but feeling great anyway. Can't type long because my 2 hotel roommates are sleeping, but with 3 sharing 1 internet connection, now is a good time to post. Posting will be spotty for awhile and my visits to most of your blogs not happening until I'm set up with internet at home, but I'll post when I can.

Japan is hot and humid but very much as I remember. There will be pictures and stories, I promise. I've already met a few others from our Chicago group, one who was a JET the same time I was last time, 1995-1998 from Chicago, so we surely were at all the same meetings this time 14 years ago but just met yesterday and became fast friends. Today, there will be approximately another 1000 of us at Tokyo Orientation. I remember it being overwhelming last time. This time will likely be the same. Still, it's fun.

People have asked me if I'm nervous. A fair question. So many are, even those who have studied abroad in Japan or elsewhere because this is different. My honest answer is that no, really, I'm not nervous, just happy and excited other than being away from Tom and about the other stuff I've vaguely mentioned. Last time it was all new, and there was more nervous mixed in with the excitement. I'd never been out of the States at that point.

Well, roommates are up, time for showers and breakfast. The view from the room is nice. I'll post pictures later.

The adventure begins!!

13 comments:

  1. Good Luck, darlin'. For all concerned.

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  2. Maggie I am so excited that you were able to go back. I hope this adventure is as good as the last time you were there. I look forward to seeing pics

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  3. Yay :) This was great to read. I'm so happy and excited for you. Can't wait to read about your experiences over there.

    xo

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  4. I have been thinking about you all weekend! Hugs dear, good luck. Looking forward to see pictures!

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  5. good luck in the 'new' world. can't believe how quickly it's come for you to be there....

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  6. Yay! I'm so glad you made it safely and I can't believe it is all ALREADY HERE! Congrats once again and I wish you many of the best of everything on your newest journeyadventure!
    xo

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  7. Glad you made it. Hope you are having a fun day! How long are you there for?

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  8. so glad everything at home was well enough that you could go through with it--very excited for you!

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  9. How did that other thing turn out? The thing you 'alluded' to? Curious minds, etc.

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  10. Good luck!!! I'll check back periodically to see how things are going for you on your adventure!!!

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  11. I'm glad to hear you arrived safely. I'm excited for you! I'm looking forward to following your adventures here.

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  12. Congrats and good luck. I will be vicariously living through your blog! Enjoy!

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