So shit just got royally fucked over here… and as can so often be the case, it is due to a woman. Not sure that I will be leaving Japan on the 11th anymore. How can ending a long-time tenuous relationship with The Contortionist fuck up my plans to leave Japan in two weeks? Well it’s complicated, but basically, I have had to reevaluate my professional goals now that my obligations to her are nullified. It is suddenly worth my while to stay in Japan long enough to qualify for a new visa and stay here to continue my business instead of flying to Europe to work on projects with her next year. As such, I’ll just miss my flight on the 11th, and will stay until at least the 24th of January, but more likely, by the time all the immigration red tape settles, the beginning of March.
While all this is not decided, yet (I just discovered the information that led to my deciding to end the relationship about 5 minutes ago) it means I probably will not be visiting Boston where, among other things, I was planning to see my best friend from MIT. I feel like the two of us could have really used a good night of commiseration and foolishness imbibing intoxicating spirits all the while mocking ourselves for being clichés.
But the cliché may be the fucking point.
Fuck, I feel more free than I have in a long time, but it is a scary freedom. I feel old.
I will decide on the 9th if I miss my plane or not, but right now, I feel like being able to return to Japan and pick this shit up where I left off is preferable to starting over in Europe, empty handed and alone in the spring. But I am probably just falling victim to my own suppressed emotions. Fuck having been such a nerd all through grade school… it upped my autism quotient and makes it harder to be human now.
Fuck. The Contortionist and I are really over. I had suspected for a month or so that things were going to go this way. I don’t hate her or anything, I just feel nothing which, in a way, is worse. I guess that seems cold, but I mean, if she writes me or talks to me, I know I can be friendly.
Anyways. all that happened tonight. I think I go get drunk with a bunch of girls now… heading to a temple and shrine with The Political Scientist to see in the New Year, and then to a club with her and some French friends to dance until dawn.
A whole bunch of news and shit about business, but sometimes it just doesn’t feel like a good time to talk about it.