Three big goals for this year:
1) Continue improving my Japanese. I’m taking the JLPT in July and am currently in a 90 minute lesson every week.
2) Get a driver’s license. I’ve got a few hurdles to jump for this. First I have to get proof that I had been driving for a couple years before I came to Japan (Department of Transportation will hear from me soon). Then I need to take the written test, which I’m studying for now. And finally I’ll need to pass the driving test on their special test course. The last of these seems to be the most difficult from what I’ve heard.
3) Lose weight. I’ve gained a significant amount of weight since this time last year. I’m now on a mission to lose it. Lately I’ve been eating a lot of spam onigiris from a nearby Okinawan bento place, and drinking only green tea (I had recently picked up that bad habit of drinking coca-cola and other high calorie, unhealthy beverages)