It feels kind of weird to be sitting in front of my computer again. My fingers have to get used to the keyboard again – I’ve been hitting the backspace button a bit more than I usually would. It’s been over two weeks since I last typed something on a computer, including at work, and that’s because I’ve been on holidays these last two weeks. Well, just over two weeks.
(Yes, those last two posts (or three? I can’t remember…) were scheduled ahead of time.)
I feel like I’ve been very absent from the blogging world. I tried to read a few posts now and then on my holiday, but I generally either didn’t have the time or couldn’t be bothered. And I suppose it was good to detach a little bit, but it’s also good to be back.
Actually, part of the reason I’m excited to be back at home is that I can now blog about my holiday. Yes, I’m going to be one of those people (probably). Well, you see, I feel like I could write so much about my recent travels, but then I also don’t want to kill it with details. And, besides, I might lose a lot of followers if I write primarily about my holiday and little else. (Not that that matters that much…)
Anyway, for those who don’t know (i.e. anyone who doesn’t know me in real life), I’ve been in Japan for the last two weeks (and a day). The sole purpose of my trip was to see the Sapporo Snow Festival, which has been on my travel wish-list ever since I’d learnt about it in primary school. I suppose I just never got around to it before. Maybe I just didn’t have the time or funds or whatever.
I had thought of it last year, but it was either too close to the festival date, or someone else in my department was on holidays or something, so I didn’t/couldn’t go. But I’d made up my mind last year – yes, in February last year – to go to the Snow Festival this year.
I remember casually asking around to see if anyone wanted to come with me, but no one seemed as keen on it as I was. Nevertheless, I was determined to go, and didn’t care if it meant going alone. (As it turned out, I didn’t have to go on my own: a dear friend of mine agreed to come along.)
So, anyway, now I can happily cross this off my list!
I actually reckon this has been the best holiday I’ve ever had. There is so much I want to write about, but I’m going straight back to work tomorrow, and I kind of need some more sleep. (Still trying to fix my sleeping schedule from before the trip too.)
I’m going to try to limit myself to no more than one Japan-related post per week, but we’ll see how that goes. I mean, I’ll schedule posts ahead of time, but if I try to space them out one-per-week, I’ll end up with some posts being published a couple of months down the track… Ok, maybe two per week at most. Just see how it goes.