If the all-caps in the title were too loud for you, here is my big announcement using my inside voice: I am moving to Japan! My husband found a teaching job at a university just outside Tokyo and we are flying there on March 25th.
Woah, what!? In a month?? Yes!
The whole process of applying, interviewing, getting hired, and then getting all of our ducks in a row for moving to a new country has taken about half a year. Fortunately, international moves are not a new thing for me or Adam. I’ve lived in Sweden and Mongolia and he has lived in Thailand, South Korea, and Mongolia (spoiler alert, that’s where we met). All of this has well-prepared us for this move. I can pack a suitcase and come in just under 50 pounds with no problem. I know to fill the precious extra space with bags and bags of Goldfish crackers because you cannot find those delicious little orange fishies abroad. And, I have learned to pack enough shoes for any situation because my feet are larger than average for Japan.
We’ll be abroad for the next two years and the adventures to come are limitless. But, I am really going to miss our friends and family here in Phoenix. The last few years in Arizona have been a lot of fun and we’re glad we made it our home. My blog will stay the same, except my posts will have a Japanese twist to them. I can’t wait to share our new life with you all!
Have you been to Japan? Have you lived in Japan? Do you know Japanese? Will you teach me? Please, leave your advice below!!