get through the first year. You think and you hope it won’t take that long, but it does. Get through this first year and you’re going to be dancing all the way home from an enkai where your stiff and formal VP gets tanked and tells you how amazing he thinks you are in class and you’re going to eat amazing crazy foods and love watching your kids grow up and you’re going to have friends from everywhere and you love your stupid broken car and your wonky front door and your collection of recycling you know isn’t sorted right but you’re trying, okay? and the heat and the sweat and the cold and taking an impassible drivers test and you have this community that feels so far from home but just like home and maybe you’re going to visit home in a week you’re leaving it too and everything is real and perfect.
This first year you’re facing is going to be a roller coaster, and every ounce of it is worth it, it’s so worth it. You’re just starting guys, but hang in there. It’s all good, and it gets so much better.