I've been having lovely time meeting my friends and catching up all the news happened in Japan. I was lucky enough to make new friends and have some chats which showed me good prospect. I was glad and relieved to find that even after an absence of two years, I am still very much connected to all the groups I used to belong to.
But some part of me is looking forward to going back in my own little corner in Cambridge, all alone in my own little chair. I feel that I need more time to work on my own project.
Many people asked me when I will come back to Japan for good and start job hunting.
"You can not be hanging around without any proper job for any longer," they said.
But I want to be a freelance illustrator and make children's books! And it needs a lot of works and takes loooong time to start! It is scary not to follow the normal railway track of life. But if I don't try right now, when am I going to do it? After retirement?