I just got good news, too--my PO box address will work for being where my passport is sent to, and I have an email saying that it should be shipped out this Monday the 11-is the 11th a Monday? Anyway, I should be getting it with the visa inside back sometime next week I think. I'm so excited!
I've probably already said this, but...I've always been excited, I know I am. I don't always act like it, though, because 1) I'm rather shy, especially around strangers, even though I've improved a lot since I've been in college, believe it or not, and 2) I've been intending to go to Japan through JCMU for at least two years now, and ever since I was accepted to MSU just over a year ago, I've been planning this. I mean, I had it figured out how is have that extra $4000 in my bank--basically, refunds from loans. It really is cheaper to live in an apartment rather than dorms, if not as convenient, so I still had enough extra refunds even after using a bit for rent. Anyway, I was then lucky enough to be accepted to JCMU and even to receive the Gilman scholarship (which I had my doubts about, because I always think my essays are terrible; but we're always our own worst critics, I guess). My point was, I've had it planned for so long and it's been talked about so much that it's become a fact, so that it takes a bit more for me to feel really excited again.
Anyway, this is going to be the experience of a lifetime, and a great learning experience, and so much fun. I just love learning languages; my language classes have never really felt like going to a class, and I honestly look forward to the quizzes and tests. No, I'm not joking or anything. I honestly enjoy every aspect of those classes and learning a language.
But I digress. Actually, I've now rambled so much and gotten so off topic that I no longer know what my original topic was.
Right. So, I'll be getting my passport back soon (too bad it wasn't in time for the going away party my family is throwing this weekend; and thank you all again for doing so! I'm really excited about it now). I'm also still waiting for that insurance card and making sure my finaid is applied to my account. And I still need a 3 to 2 prong converter that isn't polarized. And I need to print pictures to put in the photo album that I intend to give to my host family, if I'm lucky enough to get one. I'm also intending to give them this box of spices from a local spice shop, and maybe even some other little thing or things. Is that too much...? I know we need nicer gifts for them, but that it's the thought that counts, but I really want to show them (if I get one) how much I appreciate them taking me in.
Anyway, I believe that's it, and that it's enough rambling for one day. I'm just getting more and more excited! OK, I'll stop here.
Oh, but I was going to say, I'm sorry if there are any or more spelling mistakes recently. I've been using my phone to type these last few posts, and it doesn't always catch all the mistakes.