The trip from Shinjuku Station to Narita Airport is always an emotionally exhausting journey for me. Even though I know I’m going to be back in Tokyo again eventually, saying goodbye to the people and places I’ve grown comfortable with is tough. It’s an acknowledgement time has passed and something I was once “looking forward to” is now over.
This time, while I still had a lump in my throat as the train sped off from the platform, I was eager to get on the plane, because it wasn’t just going back to Canada – I was going back to Canada to see family for Christmas.
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