|Never has my blog-title felt so appropriate!|
How are you, my little fawnlings?
These photos were taken on my last week in Japan in the old capital Nara. I like to refer to it as the Deer Kingdom as deers freely walk the streets.
It's only been two weeks since I've arrived back in rainy ol' Sydney but I've already become reminiscent and nostalgic looking back at my photos from Japan. I'm on the brink of post-travel depression and what I've begun to refer to as a bit of reverse-homesickness!
However, I won't let the sadness sink into my bones! I'm determined to keep creating and filling my life with lil bits of sunshine (thanks to all my friends back here for being so warm-hearted and welcoming - many hugs!). Although school work and reality has been fairly overwhelming, your smiles and love both online and offline have really helped me with this bizarre transition. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I have many stories to tell and photos to share and in that way maybe I can intertwine the two paths my life seems to have taken. When people ask me how my trip was, I can never seem to find the right words. How can I put so many emotions and memories into a simple, coherent sentence? How can I say that though I may look the same on the outside, I'm different within? Ah, so many cliches but I feel that through writing this, the blurry mess within my head and heart seems to calm down just enough for me to appreciate how lucky I truly am. I have lives and friends separated by oceans but boy, I wouldn't trade it for anything.
On that bittersweet note,
- N xx
((PS I wrote an article on heritage, culture and getting lost on "Only the Good News" read more: here))
To my Japanese friends;
こんにちは！I miss you! 日本語のれんしゅうで 今日 日本語 を 使って がんばります。まちがえ がたくさんあると思う から ごめんね！
もう よんしゅかん が たったけど いつも 市川 のこと感がいてるよ。最後の日 恥ずかしい ぐらい 泣いたけど りゅがく が すごい いい思い出になって みんな、ありがとう！
この 写真は 日本で最後の一種間 じいちゃん ばあちゃん と おばさん と Kyoto, Nara のりゅうがくしました 時の写真です。はじめて そんなに たくさん のしか見て ほんとうに 喜びました。しか 大好き！オストラリア にないから ペット で 飛行機で お家 もってかいりたかった。笑
みんな 毎日 顔とか見ない と 話せないから すごい さみしいけど 私 べんきょう がんばって また 来年 会うようにがんばる！みんな 元気で！I love you!