Wow...it strikes me as wonderful that there are still people using this old application! Doesn't make me feel so...outdated? Is that really the word for it?
Well. So much has happened, so much has gone on. Here I am, living in Sasebo, Japan still. I have until 2012 and then I will be out and done with the Navy for good...God willing I'll have saved up enough money to where I won't have to worry about too much when I DO get back, at least until convention season rolls around (oh LAWDY where DOES the money GO!?)
I can only imagine how things have changed since last I walked the soil of America. I've stood in the shadows of the mosques of Brunei; walked through the dusty streets of Surabaya, Indonesia; I've seen all that Pattaya, Thailand has to offer (vortex
you would fucking LOVE that place!); strode through a temple courtyard in Cambodia, and snorkeled the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. I have done so many things, and seen so many things. And every time my ship pulls back into port, I am in Japan. The country I spent almost half of my life dreaming about visiting. I LIVE here...or at least, I'm stationed here.
Oddly enough, I'm getting a little burnt out on Japan. I'm feeling more and more ready to return home to the family I love and the friends I can't live without, because out here I only really have ONE and even then he's nothing like the friends I have back home. It is just so incredibly lonely here. I have never felt more alone in all of my entire life. Even with all of the distractions and diversions, all I feel is alone.
I look forward to the day I can see the smiles of those I care about once more, feel their loving arms embrace me and listen to the stories I have to tell. I look forward to showing everyone just how much of a man I have become, and the lessons I have learned.