with Eriko’s physical presence less than a year away, i have to admit that i feel pretty comfortable. when i think about our upcoming marriage and life together, i’m nervous as can be. however, when i look at where i am right now, i feel real good. i really enjoy my condo, i’m enjoying my job more and more every day. i’m slowly starting to transition back into a learning mode. slowly reading more, slowing studying more, including some topics i’m real interested in such as mathematics and japanese. i’m slowly starting to cook more and take care of my body. it is definitely slow but happily steady progress. so, despite my natural fear of change, i know that Eriko and I will be real comfortable too.