This is the year when it will happen.
So long wished for, so long imagined.
No more wishful thinking, no more unfulfilled dreams, no more imaginary life.
This year I will make it real.
I will move to Japan.
This year will bring the biggest change I have ever made. At this point, my future is uncertain. All that is certain are the things I will leave behind: My country, my friends, my career, in short: my life as I have lived it so far.
And for what?
What does that mean?
I don’t know. All I do know is that of all the countries I have lived in (5) and have visited (14), it calls to me the loudest. All of it – country, people, culture – and still nothing, because I have no words to describe what it is that pulls me in. It’s like a maelstrom I cannot fight, and as I have now decided to stop resisting, all I can hope is that it will not spit me out again.
This is my declaration.
These are my plans.
This is my journey.
It starts now.