I hate to say it, but today snuck on me. I just finished packing up and am finally ready to go, but I have such mixed emotions. I am excited to leave, and as you are reading this I am already on my way. However, this is a very new experience. I can no longer pretend I have any control over my life. And I can’t help wondering what sort of story I have fallen into. Any way, I am on my way to Japan. I have quite a lot of traveling to do before I get there. I will let everyone know when I arrive.