364 days later, my year abroad in Japan is about to end in approximately 11 hrs.
My hands are shaking as I write this post as I’m overwhelmed with emotion. It’s 5am in Japan and my flight back home to London is at 4pm – I should be sleeping right now but I’ve just come back from a 9hr karaoke session with my flat mates so I’m still buzzing!
It’s funny to think that I arrived in Japan last year on the 13th September 2013 and I’m basically leaving a whole year later (12th September 2014).
I wasn’t really sure what to do as my last post and I haven’t had much time to think about it since I’ve been packing, and I’ve had to do a lot of admin stuff with at the local city hall.
But I thought I would pick out my favourite photos for each month that I’ve been here. ENJOY!
SEPTEMBER – Fresh start
OCTOBER – Settling in
NOVEMBER – Autumn Colours
DECEMBER – Celebrations
JANUARY – New Year shenanigans
FEBRUARY – Half way there
MARCH – Springtime in bloom
APRIL – Family time
MAY – Round two of studying
JUNE – Getting warmer
JULY – Matsuri galore
AUGUST – Travelling and exploring Japan
SEPTEMBER – Wrapping up
Without a doubt, this has been the best year of my life so far and I will never forget all the wonderful experiences I have had. I’ve met so many amazing people who have helped me to grow into a better person, and I’ve learnt so much as an individual not just academically but socially as well.
Although it has at times been a bit tiresome, I’m so glad that I have managed to keep this blog going for the entire duration of my year abroad and now I can proudly look back at my achievements.
I will be doing a blog post once I get back to London. I have to wrap this post up now as I have to leave for the airport in about 6hrs.
I hope you enjoyed this summary of my year abroad.
As always, thank you for reading!!