I write this sitting on my bed in my share house in Sydney's inner west, feeling a million miles away from Tokyo and all I saw, heard, felt and learned there. Japan could be another world, so far removed is it from my normal life in Australia.
I've come home feeling changed in a way I can't yet articulate. This trip was a lot of firsts for me - first time travelling alone, first time living alone, first time working full-time. There's a sense of accomplishment, certainly, but I also feel like my internship sparked something - a desire to live overseas more permanently - that I hadn't before realised I wanted to do.
Falling in love with Tokyo. Photo by Myvawny Costelloe.