Begin the countdown

As of about an hour ago, I’ve reserved a one-way plane ticket from Osaka to Atlanta. I’ll be leaving Japan and returning to the US on August 16, 2007.

Tomorrow marks 100 days until I leave. I went back and counted almost as soon as I got off the phone. It’s a very strange feeling, having an end date to all this. I definitely remember counting down to the starting date, and panicking in those last couple of days…especially the night before I left. I’ll never forget that. This time, though, there’ll be nobody to console me, and I’ll be making my own way to the airport, without anybody seeing me off there. While it’ll be tough, I think I’m definitely at a different point in my life than I was when I left for Japan almost two years ago. I can handle it, or at least in a more adequate manner than I could have then.

Well…I think so, anyway.

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