Just wanted to post a quick update before I go to training this morning.
Since I am the only one training in Nagoya this week, it`s been intense. Yesterday, I was at Honbu (main office) from 10 am - 7 pm (with an hour lunch break). My brain is pretty overwhelmed with all the info I`ve been listening to and reading. And tomorrow I teach my first lesson to real students - and I`m nervous. I know that once I`ve been here for a while and have a ton of lessons under my belt, it will be second nature and no big thing. BUT until then - nervous.
Today was the first day that I didn`t wake up at 4 am (Breakfast at Tiffany`s was on TV last night, so that helped me stay awake).
Ans of course, there`s the homesickness, which I anticipated would be lurking around. It hits me mostly in the mornings, when I have an hour or two before I have to start my day. I know it will subside (but not disappear completely) when I get settled at my school and feel more like a resident than a tourist.
But, truly, I consider myself blessed to have the opportunity to be back in Japan.
Sorry I haven`t posted any photos - my laptop is out of commission until Saturday.
So, friends, if you could send a little prayer up for me, it would be so appreciated. Please pray for calm nerves, a clear voice, and slow speaking during my lessons, a joyful heart in the mornings, and thankfulness.
Much love from the Far East!
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