Happy New Year everyone!

I’ll just keep this short, I’m sure the majority of the things I want to say will be in my last post before I leave Japan at the end of my exchange.

Looking back, 2013 was a great year for me. I spent 66% of the year living independantly and becoming more self-sufficient than I ever was in my last 21 years of my life. Speaking of which I turned 21, a legal adult in all countries now! Hooray!
I travelled *heaps*, experienced new things and discovered things I never knew about before.

New friends coming and going in my dorm but I won’t forget them. We’ve had a blast together! That includes all the friends I’ve made at uni and the bonds have strengthened.

This is the first NYE I’ve spent away from my comfort zone but I’m sure after 8 and a half months this is almost like home to me. I spent NYE the Japanese way, watching Kohaku on TV (well not very much of it) and going shrine/temple hopping thanks to our lovely dorm caretaker.
We came back at 1:30am, I decided to get some shut eye before waking up early to see what we thought was going to be the first sunrise of the year but nope! Thank you Gifu weather, it was all clouds and rain. Damnit. There’s always next year.

I’ve had no regrets last year and I hope this year will be the same. I don’t make new year resolutions because personally I can’t ever keep them but I’ll take everything one day at a time and live life to the fullest.

So long 2013, and hello 2014!