Tokyo or Bust.


Thank you:

I have been meaning to write some reviews for weeks now. I am not sure what has gotten in my way other than I have had several life changing events in the last weeks. But here is the good news: I have a glass of classy boxed wine in hand (eerrr, on the coffee table) and I am ready to write. I have been on two trips since I last wrote so be ready for a barrage of new posts coming in the near future.

Lately, there has been a lot of change in my life. Unfortunately I can’t go into much detail. However, it has made me reevaluate what is coming and how I need to be vigilant in getting the details taken care of, but at the same time enjoying every minute I can with those that I love. This move to Japan isn’t going to be puppies and rainbows, but I can have a blast while I work toward it!

There is SO MUCH to do before I head out. I had a master list of things to do, and I have been doing a fairly good job of getting everything done, but man. Oh MAN. There are just so many things that I keep thinking, “Oh, that’s easy”, but it NEVER ends. It’s like moving. You think that you have everything under control, but it doesn’t seem like it ever ends. There are pots and pans left in the kitchen, the shower curtain is still on, and at some point you just want to be screw the whole thing and give up.

There are some days where I feel like I am on top of the world, and there are some days where I feel like I could sit under a blanket all day and never move. In the last couple of weeks, that’s what I have done. I have been up hill, down hill, and hid under a blanket. The amount of emotions that are going through my brain are indescribable. I am pursuing my dreams of living abroad, but at the same time I am leaving the place that I love and where I am comfortable. Caldwell has become home over the past two years and moving on now seems impossible. When it was the middle of winter and all seemed almost helpless, I got this job. I was elated. I was on top of the world. I was finally doing what I was meant to do. At that point, it didn’t matter where, I was just going.

Then reality hit home.

I am moving over


miles away and moving into an apartment that is the size of my master bedroom.

What the hell was I thinking?!

I was thinking: I needed a change. A big one. One that will no doubt will be life changing.  Do I know any Japanese? Nope. Have I been to Tokyo? Nope. Do I know what to expect? Not a chance. This whole thing is going to be an insane roller coaster of an adventure.

This roller coaster just gets more and more interesting. Between the trips that I had already planned, unexpected job changes, and preparing for my move has made things more complicated and fun at the same time.

So here I go.

Back to writing. Back to organizing. Back to check lists. The count down has begun and will eventually end with at 10 hour plane ride to Tokyo.

Ready or not, I have to do this.