|Palo Duro Canyon, Texas|
|Toyohira River, Sapporo|
It's that time of year again. The time where me and Nathan have to decide if we're going to stay another year in Japan, or leave next August. I can't believe how quickly two years have gone by. It's mind-boggling. I guess after three years, you'd think the decision would be easy, but it's not. I never dreamed I'd become as attached to this country as I have - the people of Japan, and to Sapporo, especially. It's just been so easy to live here. I have a job that I love, and Ethan is in a great (albeit expensive) school. I've made memories and friends here that I know will last a lifetime.
But someday, we'll have to go back home.
The question is, when.
My parents and sister are in Texas, and well as other people I miss the heck out of. I'm so relieved that my mother's chemo treatment is having a positive effect, but I should be closer to her. Ethan's dog is in Texas. And I wanna have another baby someday. There, I said it.
But what in the world am I gonna do when I get back to the States? Job wise, that is. I don't know if I have the patience anymore to teach theater. Where will Ethan go to high school? Will Nathan go back to acting? All difficult questions that we can prolong answering just a little bit longer if we stay one more year.