I'm packed! It's taken about 7 hours in total, but I'm finally packed into three bags, and everything is organised. I'm really glad it's fallen into place, because I haven't been feeling very confident about it at all! But as I was packing up my life (again!) and thinking about what I'd need in various situations, it all started to feel more real. I might wake up tomorrow morning and feel sick to my stomach, but for now I'm okay.
Tonight I'm having dinner and an evening in with my family, and then tomorrow we'll drive down to Heathrow and I'll catch my 16.35 flight to Tokyo Narita. So my next post will be from Tokyo! I'm so excited!!