At the end of the day, I’m still depressed that Tokyo is not happening this year. A lot of hours of reading, studying, and research went into preparing for it and all just to be pushed back because of finances. In the end life happens and I have to move on with what has gone on with my bank account.
It almost feels like a preparing to watch your favorite sports team play in a big game and then its blacked out in your viewing area. All that time preparing and planning to enjoy the big game only to have it taken away and your left standing there wondering what just happened.
The two positives going forward are the loads of information I have already. Starting the planning for 2015 has a head start and won’t take as much time to research and study on. The second part with the extra time is the time to brush up on my Japanese (as well as save up a few extra bucks for more on the trip). I won’t lie, my Japanese is limited at best and navigating a subway probably would have been an adventure in a half. So having time will allow me to study more and get even more prepared. I’ll talk more about the language learning later!
Minor setback for a major comeback.
So like I said in a previous blog, I’ll be adding random things that interest me, random things about Tampa, and always keeping up with travel. In this one, I just wanted to mention a group that I’m very late getting to, Pentatonix. They are an insane A Capella group that is just incredible. This is their cover song of “I need your love” from Calvin Harris. No instruments here, just voices and pure talent.
The holidays have come and gone and at this stage, I should be booked for my trip to Japan. The finances were there, the research was done, but in just a matter of weeks, the planning for the trip has hit a wall that is not going away anytime soon.
The 2014 Japan trip is officially pushed back to 2015. As painful as it is to say, making it to Tokyo in May is just financially possible, unless I find a bag of money on the street. I recently had to put over $900 into my car for major repairs and the holiday season proved a costly one. More money went out than I had expected and less came in, making it a little hard and forced me to dip my hand into my Tokyo fund.
I’m angry, disappointed, and a little sad that it can’t happen. Not having my sister come along was a downer, but was never a deal breaker for the trip. This one simply comes down to the dollars and they don’t add up. So what now? I’m not giving up, in fact, my resolve after feeling like I’ve been smacked in the face (paying $900 will do that to ya), is even stronger to make a trip to Japan. I’ll have more on this later, but for now, 2014 isn’t the year for the trip.