Hello, my darling

Alright, let’s give this a whirl, shall we? My name is Tanie. I am a 28 year old woman living in Japan. I’ve been here for roughly seven years altogether with a little back and forth between here and home.

I’m from the states, originally. I grew up in the Midwest with my family. I could go into the sob story of the bullying and how I struggled, but where is the originality in that, right? Everyone has a past and the thing is… this blog isn’t about that. This blog isn’t about my sad past. This blog is going to be about my happy life and my bright future.

My life of living in Japan. My life with my amazing husband. My life in an international marriage. My life with its ups and downs.

I tried to blog before but I didn’t put enough effort into it. I started out way too strong and couldn’t keep up with what I planned. I became overwhelmed and fizzled out quickly. I’m going to take my time and do it right this time. At least, that’s the goal.

I think one of the reasons that I couldn’t keep up with it is that I was trying to keep it too… categorized, you know? This time, I’m being general and I will post whatever I feel like posting. It could be stories of things that happened to me that day, something that I did, or maybe a recipe I like. I don’t know. You don’t know. Let’s do this together and figure out what unravels.

I’m also going to be posting of my move. My husband and I are planning on moving back to the states. After seven years in Japan, I’m a little nervous. I know that there will be a bit of reverse culture shock happening.

I look forward to taking this journey together.