Farewell Vancouver! I'm off to spend a year in the Land of the Rising Sun. First stop, Tokyo. Second stop, my new hometown on the rural island of Shikoku.
I have no idea what to expect. I feel like I'm standing on the edge of a cliff, looking down into a big, black hole. I know it's a cliche but it really is the best way to describe how I'm feeling right now. Equal parts fear and excitement.
I figure as long as I leap into the great unknown with an open mind and a positive attitude, it will be an amazing adventure. Unless North Korea accidentally bombs Japan while firing a test missile. That would suck.
Wish me luck!