Yes, it’s my car. Well, technically, it’s a car that I rented and drove.
For the first time in my life.
As I have written a couple of weeks ago, I did took driving lessons, and did go on a road trip on my own. I have some tiny agony in myself because driving a car with only one passenger is so environmentally unfriendly. I was rather proud of myself not driving at all. But, it was fun.
I feel a bit sentimental, because one of the projects I have been working on at work is almost complete, and is about to be launched in a few days. It has been a long way. In the beginning, there was so little interest in the entire concept. Now, many people support our efforts. I almost cried at work.
I feel conscious about beginnings/endings today. On returning from my vacation, I discovered that the summer had completely gone, and it’s already deep in fall. Fall is the season I start a new year. I start many things from fall. It’s the beginning of my personal fiscal year. I feel reborn.
It’s also because the production for amirisu’s second issue is just starting now. And I have another secret project, and also another end/beginning thing happening as well. A piece of news was waiting for me in Tokyo, and I am pretty excited about it.
During my vacation, I stayed beside the Japan’s biggest wetland area, and went canoeing in the river that runs through it. The whole driving/visiting a new place/canoeing/meeting new people experiences awakened my senses, and gave me new perspectives.
The owner of the B&B and canoe instructor is an immigrant from Tokyo. We talked about a lot of things, such as life changing decisions, while we canoed in the pristine landscape. He moved there when he was my age, and got married just 5 years ago. He is extremely happy and says he has no regrets. I envy him from the bottom of my heart.
That was, probably, a sign and a new beginning.
I feel like a whole new experience is spreading in front of me.