Hello! I hope everyone can see some of what I'm up to from this journal. I'll be updating every week or so, with all my journal entries. Please keep in mind that I've been writing this just before I go to bed and I'm all tired, so that's my excuse for tpyos and stuff. From the top;

June 14th, 2006

Dublin, CA

Trying to go to sleep... I have a long day ahead of me tomorrow. I'll be getting up at 6:30 in the morning, and then I'm flying out of San Francisco en route to Narita, Japan. I've never really felt like this before... I feel confident and nervous, panicked and relaxed, tired and jazzed.

I've spent the better part of the last few days putting together an album to help illustrate myself to my host family. I've finally got two copies made, one for each host family. I hope I've got everything I need and that I didn't forget anything...

Time for sleep...