As I mentioned last week, it has taken me a while to get back into the swing of things in Tokyo. For a while, with the glow of my visit to Olympic Vancouver still on, I was questioning my desire to stay in Japan. But slowly I've gotten my groove back. Today was a day that reminded me why I am here, an easy day for a things I love Thursday!
I spent the morning at SnB - while we haven't had many the past few months, there was a great turn out today, and we took over one side of the second floor of the coffee shop. I'm sure there were more than a few salarymen freaked out by the large group of foreign women laughing and talking loudly in English!
I left there and headed off to spend my afternoon with a very different group - all Japanese and almost all male. I had been invited to attend a meeting/mini-conference held by a group of about two dozen museums. It was very well attended and the discussion was much more lively than I had expected. It gave me a lot to think about, and reminded me that just because I'm graduating next week does not mean my opportunities to learn and discuss are coming to an end.
Two very different groups, two very different meetings, two very different parts of my life here, two very different things to love!