I have really enjoyed the first two weeks of school. Seeing all my friends again, talking to them after the summer has really made my school life more enjoyable. But also being back in Japan after having left for so long has had a positive affect on me. For me 9th grade has not been as different as 8th grade as I expected it to be. New classrooms, new teachers all the standard stuff you expect from going into a new school year. Overall the first two weeks of school have been an enjoyable time for me, seeing all my friends again and joining clubs that were not available to middle schoolers, like tennis. I am looking forward to this school year, hoping it will be filled with new adventures just like the last.