Hi and congratulations, fellow shortlisters! I'm Bex of the Atlanta consulate. It's so freakin surreal. Though I didn't know JET existed way back then, I have wanted this since about 1998. I've had so many starts and stops for various reasons - but I guess this time there's no stopping! I just. Wow. About three and a half months from now, we will be in Japan. And the cool thing is we will be the 2012 class, basically. We will always have this connection to each other. Sorry, a bit mushy there, but as merkypie said, all the feels! Gonna get all the paperwork going tomorrow, can't handle looking at it tonight/.
Now the next wait begins: placement! So where did everyone request to go? I believe I said Sendai (have friends there), Mito (Ibaraki-ken), and Kanagawa-ken. I would really like to be placed relatively close to one of the coastlines, since walking/running the beach is essential to my peace of mind. But of course, anywhere they send me, I'll be happy! What areas did you all request?
Atlanta Consulate | Toyama-ken 2012