Friday, July 28, 2006

Arrived home safely

So I've been home for a few days now. I must admit, it has been hard. What an emotional rollercoaster! The nasty jet lag hasn't helped much either. But today I went out with some friends and it really helped me to feel normal again.

I stayed in Japan too long. No longer do I think "it's so much better in Canada..." If I'd left after my first year I'm sure I would be so happy right now, eating all those foods I missed, shopping, enjoying western stuff. But all I can think about it is how strange it is to abandon your life, unwillingly. I really need to stop thinking about Japan so much, "it's doin' me fookin' head in" (BB7 Lea reference).

It was MUCH easier to come to Japan than it is to leave.

But I guess this is all part of reverse culture shock ne?

To everyone back in Shimane: I love you guys!


Carole said...

I love you too Koren!! I'm an aunt now, so I am loving being back! But I know I'll miss you when I return!! Shimane won't be the same!!!

Titia said...

I totally miss you sooooo much! Happy hearts arrive to Canada forever safely happy is the girl I am.....I have been checking your blog constantly to see if you posted anything about your return....I cannot wait to come visit you....Stay full of genk!

The Dredlocs in Kimono

Jason H. said...

Glad you made it home safe!

So, I'll be checking in on you via this site - will the Gotsu Girl name continue?


Tom said...

WAAaaaaaaa KoreEN I`m allowed to kick up a tantrum I'm a school student!

You will be ok! Hang in there! Miss you!

K said...

Ahhh you guys are the bestest! Should I carry on with "Gotsu Girl"? Doesn't seem fair, with 3 female ALTs placed in Gotsu this year...

...none of them being ME!

Tom: tantrums are fine, I've been having one for about a week now.

Lena said...

awhhh babe u have me all teary eyed in the office. miss u so much. I am definately coming to visit you and Erin you couldnt keep me away if tried !!
ill let u know about all the newbies and keep u up to date on all the gossip , met one of the new guys he is really cool and is into hanging out a lot !! yippy , anyways love u loads lena