Feeling homesick

As much as I’m loving Japan, I am starting to get really homesick. I have noticed that the products in Japan that are “American” do not taste the same. I tried some Mountain Dew today, and I was excited to have some, but when I tried it, it tasted completely different. I am not trying to say that it wasn’t good, but little things like that make me miss home. I miss my family, and my friends, and how familiar everything was. This is my first time travelling abroad, so I was not sure what to expect. I knew that I would get homesick, so I’m going to push through this. I know it will get easier when I start to make myself at home more. I want to have an open mind to everything and make the most out of this amazing opportunity. I feel very fortunate to be able to live here in Japan, and I want to do the best I can in this situation. It gets a little overwhelming at times when I don’t know the language, and can’t talk to others when I’m out and about. Hopefully, it will get better.

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