Today August 11, 2016 (11:52PM Japan time) (10:52AM American time) someone posted on my Facebook page, “My condolences goes out to you and your family.” I immediately contacted my sister, only for her to tell me that Grandma passed. My heart dropped, and I felt this feeling I never felt before. Tears came to my eyes, realizing that my grandmother passed away. Meanwhile, I’m in Japan, thousands of miles away from home. What do I do? This is a time when I should be with my family, but NO! This is my education. The crazy thing about it is my grandmother just told me yesterday August 10, 2016 how proud she was of me and she even asked me if I wanted her car. I replied to her with a smile on FaceTime and said “yes.” She then replied and said, “You have to give me rides when I want them.” I’m hurt, but I know she’s in a better place. One thing is for a fact Grandma Jo always told facts to me. Rest In Paradise My GlamAngel! ❤️
TOMODACHI is the first study abroad program I attended. I know my grandmother would be so proud of me to finish through on learning a different culture and seeing the world and being able to expand my knowledge on different ways of living. Life is precious, and I hate the fact that she’s gone. I do know that she is now resting peacefully, so I’m going to stay strong and suck it up. My selflessness would not allow me to leave early. My dad actually offered to get me a ticket for me to go back home. I refuse because I am a true believer in finishing what I started.
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