It was good to get away from Japan for a while. It’s my home now and I’m basically an immigrant but home was home. On this vacation I felt like I was seeing everyone I needed to see. There was always more but sometimes there is reality.
Family and friends can make you feel whole and give meaning to life each day. Swimming in the ocean provided some needed rejuvenation. I usually swim when I am at the beach but since the meltdown of the reactors and releasing of millions of gallons of radioactive water into the ocean off the coast of Japan, I haven’t returned to the sea. At some point maybe I will. Now there was the contaminated meat that was processed and sold as well as rice. Hopefully the government can stay committed to the task of monitoring the the fallout from the reactors as all of that nasty stuff works its way into the environment.
What about the children? How will they be impacted? There are so many questions. I give my self two to three years max and then I would like to return home to the U.S. In the U.S. people are not fairing much better. Coming home is a great idea but to what? Will I be able to find a job? I don’t know. Still it feels good to have a plan and to follow it even if plans change.
Now I’m on vacation and making the most of every minute and I feel good. We are getting down to our final days. There has been ups and downs but overall I have no regrets. It has been good for all of us. I feel really good about this trip.
There are always things that you want to change but as a friend told me today, “be who you are not what others want you to be!