Well it's been almost 2 years since I updated. Life has been crazy.
I moved from Japan back to Canada for 2 months and then I moved to Leeds, England for University. I had 4 wonderful flatmates in Montague Burton (University residence) and enjoyed all of my classes. It was super busy though, I don't want to ever do a masters degree in one year again. I have now officially graduated with a Master's Degree in Applied Translation Studies (MAATS) Japanese to English. I also discovered that I don't actually like translation. oh well.
I did learn that I like Project Management. So I am hoping to find some work in that area but I only have 3 weeks experience. lol We'll see how that goes. I moved back to Canada September 12th, 2016 and ended up in the hospital the very next day because of my back. I then spent a month in bed. I'm now seeing a chiropractor 3 times a week and hopefully that will go down to twice a week sometime next month. I stayed at my mom's house for a while and I have now moved in with a friend who owns a condo in Kanata about a 5 minute drive from my mom's house and all the major bus routes go right by the place! So far we get along great and are both very happy with the arrangement. I don't forsee any problems :) Now that things have settled down and my back is doing better it's time to look for work. I'm hoping I find something good in Ottawa because I do not want to have to move again. I really like where I'm living now.
It's really nice to be back in Kanata and to be able to see my friends after 6 years. Not that I have actually been able to see most of them more than once. I literally saw no one for the first 3 weeks or so since I couldn't really get out of bed. Now that I'm mobile and living in my own space I hope to see more of them.
I picked up some Japanese textbooks to brush up on my grammar and kanji since I didn't do much of that at University and have done nothing with Japanese since I got back to Canada. Now I just need to sit down and actually use them. I've been back for 3 months and I feel like I've done nothing. Well...I moved houses. That's something I guess.
I want to find work but at the same time I want to stay home and do nothing. I have no drive to do anything. I don't think I'm depressed but I'm not exactly happy. I miss Japan. I miss my friends that are not in Kanata (the ones from Japan and the ones I made in England). And it's so cold here! Apparently this is going to be the coldest Winter in the last 7 years and I've been gone for 6. Go figure. It's already hit -32C with the windchil factor. I think the coldest it's gotten where I lived for the last 6 years is -5C. I am happy about all the snow though. I have missed snow.
So that's it for now. I'm going to try to update more often than just once in 2 years. lol