Countdown to Japan

I leave in 4 days to take a long journey to visit my best friend, Noriko.  I am in need of her company right now and time spent with her and her family will be good for my soul.  She has been there for me through all of my ups and downs in my life since college…I am so thankful to have her! I told her I hoped to just relax and spend time hanging out at her house but I am sure she has a fun filled itinerary for us anyway!  And that is ok 🙂  I will be writing about my experiences here so that I can remember later.  When in a different country it is easy to forget all of the details and names and places you go!  Especially if you cannot read or understand the language. Luckily I will have a good interpreter and awesome tour guide.  I will be spoiled for almost 2 weeks and I have no complaints about that 🙂

Today I met another old dear friend who I had not seen in probably 20 years.  We met for lunch and I laughed more in an hour and a half than I have in the last couple of months combined.  She and I were inseparable from 5th grade through senior year.  This is a person who truly KNOWS me…even though years have passed that has not changed.  I hope that we continue to rebuild our friendship…true friends are hard to come by!

Today I am thankful for friendship 🙂



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