i am sitting in my room now, sipping some hot green tea and taking advantage of some down time to use the free internet here. i just finished my first day of orientation and i'm very excited about everything that's going on right now. i'm meeting the people going to my area, getting information on teaching and workshops on life in japan, and getting tons of free stuff from all sorts of different organizations. i was kind of depressed before leaving, but now i feel like things are going to work out really well.
i'll be heading to my home town on wednesday, so i will be out of touch then for about a week. feel free to email me though and i'll write you as soon as i get it.
i miss you all, but i'm sure we'll be in touch. much love to everyone!!