January 3 - Final Day
It was hard realizing that the moment I woke up this morning in bed, it would be the last day of my adventures here in Japan, a place where I’ve laughed and cried, learned and loved, experienced and lived. It has been a tremendous journey from the beginning, and the stories that I’ve made here will never be forgotten.
I started off the day meeting the last few friends who could make it all the way to Tokyo from Tsuru and hung out one last time in Shinjuku, eating breakfast and taking pictures. Once it got to a certain point of the day, I had to leave them, but met up with my dear friend who would finally see me off.
On a personal side, this friend has been with me even before I began to plan this trip to Japan. She has stuck with me through thick and thin and I would never be able to imagine my experience in Japan without her. I’m glad to have her in my life and I hope that she always will be.
As tearful goodbyes go, this one took the cake as the both of us stood on the train platform bawling our eyes out. We had both written each other goodbye letters, and to save from the tears while we were apart, we agreed to read it while we could still have each other’s company.
Once everything was all checked in and ready to go, it was shocking to believe that as soon as it had seem to start, my eventful trip to Japan has finally come to a close. Sitting on the airplane, settling in to a 10 hour ride home, my mind filled with memories of all the people I’ve met and the adventures I’ve had. I was thankful for all that have helped me throughout this journey. Without them, it wouldn’t have been as amazing as it was.
Also, thank you to everybody who has followed and liked my photos. It means a lot to me, knowing that my hobby has been well received. As much as I have lagged on these posts for the past year, without the lingering pressure over my head that people would see this blog go unfinished, it couldn’t have been done without your support.
Until we meet again, farewell Japan.