My dream had always been to live in Japan. At times that plan wasn't very clear or focused (read the above paragraph again). But in 2010 when things ended new things began. I graduated college in December and began focusing on finding employment in Japan. It wasn't until the end of 2011 that I had an interview, job offer, and in March of 2012 I moved.
Now, I'm quickly approaching the 5 year mark of my journey to Japan. I almost can't even believe that it's been 5 years. All those years of dreaming and hoping have led me here. Something I've dreamed about for as long as I can remember. Looking back it's easy for me to see all the small things that fell into place, all the experiences that have led me here.
Five years ago I wasn't the same person I am today. I was immature (I mean I still am but just in different ways), I wasn't as cynical and grouchy as I was...wait...these were supposed to be good qualities! Anyway, I've grown over the past 5 years.
There is a verse, Ecclesiastes 3, or you probably know the song by The Bryds Turn, Turn, Turn
The verses in the song parallel the Bible verses well.
A Time for Everything