January 24, 2007
Living the dream...
International student Michael Fitzgerald sends in his thoughts since his return from visiting home in New Zealand over the winter break.
The start of a new year in Japan has come so quickly I can’t believe it...I have so many new goals for the year, but so little time as it seems. I am coming to the last year of my scholarship at Seiritsu and I’m thinking where did my first 2 years go??? I think this is credit to the school and the soccer level here, being fully involved day in, day out, with studies and training. It has been (and still is) an experience of a life time.
I must admit it wasn’t easy at first having to learn the language and adapting to a new culture, even a new playing style for soccer, but I can definitely now call Japan a home away from home. For sure I am truly enjoying the soccer.
My second school year is coming to an end this March, with one more year to go, but I was back in New Zealand over the winter break recently. For sure it was awesome to be home, nothing like mum’s cooking and having talks with dad about how Manchester United is going to beat Tottenham, plus playing soccer with my brother, just joking around. Back in Japan I’m living the dream of getting to play soccer everyday on immaculate grounds and who knows, maybe the chance to even go pro. I’m looking forward to seeing what this last year holds for me. I can only see achievement ahead of me and I’m looking at heading for it at full speed.