As the title suggests, I'm finally back home after spending 7 months and 23 days in Japan, and 2 weeks in the USA. (That's 249 days in total.) That's an awfully long time to be away. Despite traveling solo, I hardly ever felt alone, because I would usually make friends in the towns and cities where I'd live and work. I'd only be on my own again when I'd leave, before working somewhere else. I'm pretty proud of myself for being able to pull the whole thing off. I even stayed longer than I intended to!
A lot of people would ask me why I came to Japan, and I still don't know how to answer that. I came there for fun, I guess. It's good for oneself to experience living and working in another country, I think. Time will tell whether it's really broadened my mind, or what effect it'll actually have on me. I thought I'd be able to get a lot of drawing or animating done when I was away. But it turns out I'm in the right mind to be creative when I'm at home.