Goodbye home. Hello home.

In about 13 hours I’ll be sitting on NW 1, maybe even rolling down the runway. Heading home from home. It is a much different feeling than I’ve had before. In all my trips, even the long term ones, I knew when I was coming back. I sort of maybe know that I’m coming back in 2010 probably. But that seems like a long time from now. I’m leaving my home in LA to make a home in Nagoya. My place here will look like a time capsule. I didn’t completely sterilize it so to speak. So things are left as I left them. I don’t anticipate a lot of vacation time soon either, so I really don’t know when I’ll be LA home.

Also, this time, I know what the work is like. I know what I know, and I know what I don’t know. That’s reassuring and intimidating at the same time. Some aspects of the job I am dreading, but in general I’m pretty motivated when I get back there to work really hard and do a good job. I’d really like to get some good things set in place now so our future goes smoothly. My long term colleagues start arriving next week as well, so I’m happy that I’ll be able to start putting together a team and have a plan. Wish me luck!

In some good news, I sold my car today. Yippee! That gives me some closure in LA. The review that I came back to support was successful and I was able to accomplish most of the personal things I had to do. I’m glad that I am returning to Nagoya without the feeling of a major loose end here in LA. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got plenty of loose ends, but I can deal with those.

In some bad news, still no resolution on the Nagoya housing situation. I’ve been pushing the issue for closure with little success. I’m convinced it is OK to accept the housing contract as is. I just need to convince some other folks.

In other interesting news, my company’s policy on blogging was in the company news. I’m quite aligned with it. If you remember, I made a vow at the beginning not to make this specifically about work. That’s good, because if I had I would have been in violation of our policy! Please refrain from any comments that may identify my job, my program, etc. I want to be a good employee and stay out of trouble, but I want to continue this blog too.

I’m sure you are all waiting to hear how the housing situation resolves. SO AM I! Stay tuned, I’m sure that will dominate this blog in the near term.

One Reply to “Goodbye home. Hello home.”

  1. sorry you can’t talk about your work as i’m sure that part of your life is very intense and interesting. maybe on your next visit, we can get together…. J-class is still going strong on wednesdays at the venice temple. maybe you can talk about the challenges of communicating through translators? take care Jon! We miss you !

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