The second time goes faster.

Amid many other emails related to my classes, I got an email from GMU letting me know that I finished the first phase of the study abroad application process and to go ahead and start filling out the forms for applying to Sophia University. It was good news. It seemed quick. It reminds me of that thing that happens when you’re driving your car into unknown territory to a place you haven’t been to before, and you discover new roads, new towns, and a new McDonald’s, which looks just like all the other McDonald’s, though for some reason the fact that this one is on a hill makes it feel different. Then, when you return home from that no longer new place, it all seems to go by so fast, McDonald’s zooms out of sight, and you realize that time must have slowed down the first time around. I guess new things do that. Now if only I had taken all these classes before, then I’d be in Japan in no time :p


About Stephen

My name is Stephen Gabriel Falke, and I am passionate about Jesus and Japan! I have studied abroad at Sophia University in Tokyo for the 2012-2013 school year, and taught through the JET Program for 2 years from 2015 to 2017. On my blogs I like to write about my experiences living in Japan, as well as dialogue about the intersection between Japanese culture and Gospel Truth.
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