And then I realized I don't like being a lazy bum, so I went back home, grabbed my laptop and then hopped on a train to find some place decent to sit and write.
So here we are and I hope we're doing well.
My physical fitness had taken a back seat to my mental health, but now that one is in order, I can return to improving the other, and hopefully in time for summer!
I got my first driving ticket. Trying to pull over in order to avoid the cop thinking I was initiating a dramatic high speed chase was a lot more nerve-wrecking than getting the actual ticket itself. The officer was a bit rude at first, but I think it was because he assumed I was trying to pull a fast one on him by pretending to not speak and understand Japanese. When I told him flat out that I understood what he was saying but wasn't sure of the proper responses to give him because I'd never been in this situation before, he came off his high horse and kindly explained to me what I was supposed to do from that point. He even took my international license as opposed to my native one, so that made things a lot easier! Things are squared away and the only reminder of the incident are Nori's occasional comments about "my new record." Even if I'm just going from the bedroom to the kitchen if he's sitting in the living room, he'll shout a "Slow down!" as I pass.
Yes, I'm just a regular ol' speed demon. And when I have my red pumps on? Fuh-get about it!! Smoke trails. I'm gone!
One constant topic of discussion between Nori and I these days is the discussion of kids. He loves them. We plan on going to a theme park on a date and I jokingly mentioned he was welcome to invite his friend's kids that he loves spending time with so much. He seemed really excited about the idea and I have to admit that I'm quite excited about it as well. He is just so good with them and I love watching him. It's like he becomes one of them. Not long ago, I hear them shouting at each other and when I go to the room to see what the fuss is about, I learn that they're arguing because one refuses to admit that the other is the cutest.
But do I want kids at the moment? No way. I've got way too much time going on and I need to be selfish for a while. Knowing this is probably the number one reason I'm not upset with Shin for telling me it was best to move on with my life. I need to be happy with myself and what I have before I can even consider putting my life on hold for a child....
We'll see what happens soon though. Soon, I'll be on a plane to Fukuoka, then taking the Shinkansen to the city where his parents live. Lets see what comes about!