8:11 AM

One Month Away~!

It's surreal to think that it just one month I will be on my way to Japan. I know that first I'll be in LA for a few days, but still. I have never been to LA so that is also exciting, even though I'll only see the airport and a hotel! It all seems like it's coming up so soon. Not to mention, the week before I leave my family and I are hosting a girl from Suwa, Japan for a week through the Suwa-St. Louis Sister City Committee program, although I am unsure of the formal name of the program, however my school always participates in it. We have hosted someone since I was a freshman, so this will be our fourth time, and every time is so memorable! It will be quite stressful since I'm leaving so soon after though. The weekend the girl we're hosting leaves is also the weekend of Kawa Kon and my grandfather's 80th birthday party, so there is A LOT going on! And then the weekend after that will be my graduation/ going-away party, and then I leave on Monday! I still think I am so unprepared, but I've been thinking more and more about what I need to do before I go. I looking forward to it so much, but I'm also quite nervous. I'll be in Akita before I know it!