Halfway into Japan – 1 Week left until Jakarta! and a quick Thank You.
So I don’t know if I mentioned this earlier, but on my way to Indonesia, I stopped by in Japan to visit some friends.
I haven’t been able to catch a breath till now, and I figure that I need to make an update of some sort.
Before I go any further I wanted to post something quick about my friends back home:
I feel incredibly blessed to have people who have cared for me.
I was surprised by the amount of encouragement and support that I received during this whole process. In the days leading up to my departure, I was humbled when others began share how they regarded me as someone with value to them.
Not that I didn’t feel the same way of course…
But it always seemed to me that people didn’t care as much? I think that perhaps when you focus on giving, you can miss what you yourself have been receiving.
For these people, when I look back on our relationship, I realize the privilege I was given, to be a part of their lives. I hope to take this honor with more weight and significance in the future.
Thank you to everyone who has supported/encouraged me. Thank you to those who have cared for me and considered me a friend.
While it may be inevitable that the closeness of our relationship will fade with time and distance, I will always give thanks for the impact that we’ve had on each other.
Back to Japan:
There is just so much to see, so my next posts regarding Japan will be spaced out, and a bit sporadic. (I stole this image off of pinterest… hopefully no one finds out.)
This is the journey that I’ve had so far, and what you’ll be getting updates on eventually.
I started in Hakata, and then progressively made my way across the country using the handy Shinkansen (bullet train).
Gotta tell you, it’s been pretty awesome.
Currently I’m chilling in Hakodate, but the journey doesn’t stop there! If I get some more breathing room in Sapporo, I’ll see you then.