It’s hard to believe it’s already been well over 4 months in Japan for me. It feels like it was just last month when I left Finland. But when I think about it, a lot has happened in those 4 months and I’ve made such wonderful memories and had many different experiences that I am happy for. That’s why it’s even harder to believe that I have less than a month left here.
I have conflicting feelings about leaving. Culture shock never hit me too hard here, and I haven’t experienced home sickness too badly either, but I feel like it will be nice going back to Finland. I miss my friends and family, and Finnish things such as snow and, well, it’s hard to put into words, but I mean just the overall feeling of being in Finland, haha. At the same time I really don’t want to leave Japan behind. I’ve enjoyed living in Fukuoka, and I feel there is still much to see and experience. I can of course come back in the future, but I will also miss being a student at Seinan University. I will miss the people here, going to places together and living in the I-House.
Bur for now, I will worry about it once the time comes. I will try and enjoy the last weeks of my exchange despite the schoolwork starting to pile up, so that when I go back to Finland I can be happy with all the memories I have!