Well, this is it. Today I signed the re-contracting form to stay for another year, beginning in late July. That means I’m officially in Japan, on my wonderful island of Iki, until (at least) August 2011.
I felt such relief and pleasure signing the form, yet as I returned to my desk, I realized that I won’t be signing the same thing next year–at least as far as my current plans go. That was sobering. I love it here. When the time comes, it’ll be awful to leave.
But for now: more taiko, more fan dancing, more flamenco, more curry, more ramen, more, more, more! 😀