My roommate is moving out tomorrow, so I probably won’t be with internet again (with exception to my phone) until I’m in Japan. Also, my phone will not be working on the day of my flight (Saturday, 8/2) so this may be the last opportunity I have to address most of you.
Thank you for all the good times and all the great memories I’ve accumulated over the past 4 years of being back home. I feel so privileged to have the opportunity to meet new people, to have grown as an individual, as well as to have gotten to know a whole lot of you so much better while being back in town. Unfortunately, (or is it fortunately?) it seems like Life has propelled me to a different part of the world for the next 2-5 years of my life. I already know that I’ll be back next summer to renew my US driver’s license, as well as to attend an awesome party my friend wanted to throw for me before I left, but none-the-less, it will be rough not seeing and interacting with most of you for at least a year. In any case, this has been a dream of mine for years and I’m excited about this great opportunity to teach eager young learners, as well as to grow as an individual in the upcoming years. I know that deep inside, this is the type of opportunity my grandparents and mother set out for me and my family to accomplish for ourselves when we left the Philippines, and I will do everything I can to honor my mother and grandparents throughout the process.
At any rate, I’ve taken the liberty to create a new blog which I will use once I’m in Japan which will document my life as a foreigner, as an ALT, and as a tourist of Japan and southeast Asia; so feel free to bookmark it or subscribe to my posts if you feel the need: GaijinNoKeiken
- Change is a part of Life and happens to everyone.
- Change is an opportunity for me to grow.
- Change brings new people, new opportunities and new perspectives.
- Change helps strengthen my self-reliance, inner fortitude and inner faith – telling me I can handle anything.
- Change is not a punishment.
- Change reminds me to let go and surrender more to Life.