The Long Introduction: On August 17th, 2013 I left behind my kitty, my family, and everything I owned to move with my husband to the small town of Ichinomiya in Chiba, Japan. Pretty crazy. I never saw myself living outside the US, and I really never saw myself even visiting Japan, but here I am, starting a new life. I’ve been here once before for about a month and enjoyed it, but this is a whole new game. I’m not on a tourist visa, I’m an actual foreigner with an actual residence, though I’d be a lot happier if our apartment was in the same building as a ramen shop.
The Short One: Here I will tell you about my new life and the preparations that lead up to it.