It has been one busy month, getting ready to come home after so long: getting in those last minute trips; writing letters to those who have helped shape my experience here; and the unavoidable packing. I didn't realize how much stuff I've accumulated until I started to gather up things to ship home- I may need to reconsider what I'm taking home. I'm definitely going to miss Japan and all of the wonderful people I've met here; six months has just flown by so quickly. I'm really glad I got this chance to go abroad; it has made such a large impact on my life. And hopefully, I'll get another chance to return to The Land of the Rising Sun.