In one of my previous posts (which you can check out here) I announced that I’m moving to the Land of the Rising Sun – Japan, to be more specific to Tokyo. At this point, I have only one week left and I wanted to share how things are going and what I feel.
I’ve come a long way before I felt comfortable to share this life-changing thing: searching the school, collecting documents, applying, waiting for the approval, sending documents to the Ministry of Justice, waiting for the approval again and only after that I breathed out and knew that I’m actually moving. As I said in the post I mentioned before, all this cost me a considerate amount of my nerve cells. Now I’m a bit calmer but we’ll come back to this later on.
After my announcement, I’ve paid school tuition and dormitory fees, received documents from Japan (Certificate of Eligibility, Certificate of Admission and some schedule information), applied for the student visa and bought new suitcases (my trusty old one died (r.i.p.) and I also decided to buy a small one as carry-on luggage). The only thing left now is to take my passport with visa in it from the Embassy (I’m going there tomorrow afternoon) and I’m ready to go. Well, I still have to pack my belongings but that’s not a problem (I hope…).
Speaking of how I feel about my life right now. Undoubtedly, I’m excited…and a little bit scared at the same time. Don’t get me wrong, moving to Japan is 100% my decision and I knew what I was signing myself for but… this sense of uncertainty, realization that I don’t really know what’s going to happen drives me crazy. I keep imagining things and, being a paranoid human being that I am, not all these things are bright and happy. Let’s be honest, I’m an 18-year-old girl who doesn’t feel like an adult at all, has very limited experience of living alone and very limited knowledge of the language that I’ll need to use to communicate with people around me (and English won’t be helpful). But the adventurous side of me (which, by the way, outweighs) is super excited. It’s a huge challenge for me and a great opportunity to find out about things I’m capable of! After all, life is unpredictable and it’s impossible to be fully prepared for things which are waiting for us in future, so what’s the point of being paranoid and anxious, right?
I think, there will be two more posts related to the moving before my departure and after that, I will be sharing my experience of being a foreign student from Russia in Japan. I’m also thinking about filming a vlog on a moving day but I’m still not sure.
Anyway, that’s all for today’s post. It’s less chaotic than my previous Japan-related one, at least I think so, and I hope you had a good time reading it! To be honest, I feel a bit relieved after sharing my feelings with you, like after a chat with a friend or a family member. Hope you all have an amazing day!
Till next time!