「空港へTraveling」

8/25/11   4:36 PM

Most people ask me if I’m scared. Truth be told, not really. I was actually more concerned about the paperwork and financial arrangements. But now that that hurdle has been jumped, it’s just me standing on the edge of a diving board. All that’s left to do is dive in. Head-first.

[Let’s ignore the fact that I can’t swim. And dismiss the implausibility of a hurdle placed directly behind a diving board. >_>]

I owe a lot of my readiness to the ability to detach. For example, there’s a point everyone reaches when “home” slowly turns into “my parents’ house.” It’s a necessary step towards independence. Being your own person, y’know? Right now, I think I’m ready for home to mean Japan. It’s comforting knowledge that:

 “Home is wherever you are at the moment.”

 

Currently, this is where I am. That’s pretty much my backyard. Am I going to miss this? The palm trees and cookie-cutter neighborhoods? Of course. It’s my parents’ house. Who wouldn’t? But that certainly is not going to stop me from hitting the ground running once I get on Japanese soil.

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A year and a half ago, I was talking with my cousin and she told me that I was “doing college the right way.” I take that to mean the “right” blend of networking, experiencing new things, and having a shit-ton of fun while still doing work[, son]. As time passes, I’ve come to believe her more and more. Recently, I’ve even been getting confirmation of the sentiment from strangers. Like the guy that sent my wire transfer at the bank.

Honestly though, it makes me feel like I’m doing something right.

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On an unrelated note, I’m still a little worried about Hurricane Irene. We’re out of the cone of death, but it’s been raining a lot here in sunny South Florida, which can still delay flights. I can’t help but recall the Eyjafjallajoekullas;dlfkj Volcano that effed up my Europe flights last summer. (See entry here.)

We’ll just hope for the best, ね?

[Note: Although the photography on this blog will be my own, there are times when I’ll use other images. I’ll always credit though where not blatantly obvious. Featured pic is from flickr.]

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  1. Doss says:

    You are definitely doing college right. That’s how I did it and I don’t regret a second. In fact, travel has been the most helpful part of my transcript (along with internships). They could really care less what I studied. So you should have a blast in Japan and enjoy it. It’s very worth the experience, even if it does come to a loan.

    And my saying on home: home isn’t a location, it’s a state of mind.

    Have a safe flight tomorrow

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