So there is something I had been itching to tell you about.
I couldn't tell you this until now because it wasn't official.
It is official now though, so I can finally take a deep breath
and share with you our excitement.
My husband and I are moving to Tokyo!
Very soon.. probably in a few months!
Living in Japan has been Joe's lifetime goal and
in the past several months he has been looking for
the opportunity to transfer to Japan within the company
he works for. And the chance finally arrived.
He was just now informed that he is really moving there.
So yes, as you can imagine, he could hardly hold in the
excitement. He really had to do something and asked me
if he could dump my fabric scraps on top of his head.
I said he can.
Probably many of you know that this may not be the
most favorable time to be in Japan. The radiation threat,
lack of food,drinkable water and medicine, limited electricity,
and other aftermaths from the eathquake/tsunami,
but to Joe "adventure is more important than comfort."
And to me, I'd rather be close to my family and friends
when they are experiencing hardships.
We must be the only people who are excited to go there now. lol!
I've really loved living in America. I've met lots and
lots of nice people who have influenced my perception
in very positive ways. This is the place I exposed myself to
a new culture and a new lifestyle which I've learned to embrace
from heart. Seriously, if I had not moved to the US in 2003,
I would not have met Joe and cool friends in America
who I know will be my lifetime friends.
I would not have challenged myself to learn a different
language nor have graduated from a four year college.
I would definitely not have started this blog and would
not have 'met' any of you which is crazy to think about,
because I've 'met' SO many awesome people in blogland
who inspire me, encourage me, and help me feel good
about things I do. I am talking about all of you.
I have no regret whatsoever about my decision to move to
the US in 2003, but Japan is where my whole family is and
that is where my heart belongs. Although there are many,
many reasons for me to think staying in the US might be better,
I am ready to go back for now. I was not there when someone
very important to me was going through severe depression.
I was not there when my grandma was very ill (and she still is.)
I'll definitely miss my friends here though.
I keep telling them they need to move to Japan
which makes them giggle, although I am actually being serious.
I just know I'll miss them way too much.
Anyways, I'll stop talking now.
Anyone can guess what Joe is doing right now?
He is cleaning up the mess. That's my man!
Thank you for letting me share my thought :)
Have a lovely weekend~!