In 12 more days, I will be saying goodbye to Japan and moving back to the states. I have to admit, I am feeling a crazy mix of emotions. More than anything, though, I am excited. I realized that I have yet to experience adult life in America. As soon as I graduated university, I… Continue reading do you take it for granted?
In light of Mother's day, I figured I would share my mother's story with you. When I was a kid, I could sit and listen to my mother’s stories for hours and hours, asking questions to know more and more about the depth of it all. My mother wasn’t keen on the idea of sharing… Continue reading my mother, the saint
Last Sunday, I had an overwhelming urge to call my Gramma. I got off my normal Skype call with my dad and picked my cell phone up. Gram picked up pretty quick and conversation moved on like normal for a few minutes. Then she told me that she was grateful I called because she was… Continue reading 9 months
Two Wednesdays have passed since I last wrote. And two more Wednesdays in a row had Christmas themed happenings. The first of the two Wednesdays was more than one. I woke up to a photo sent to me by my older sister. That in itself was odd because we don't talk much. The photo was… Continue reading two more christmas wednesdays
Last Thursday morning, I woke up for work like normal. I turned off my alarm to see that I had a message from my father asking me to call him whenever I had a chance. I immediately did, of course. You see, he has a nasty habit of sending me a message to give him… Continue reading panic rising
It isn't a secret that the world is in a current state of "absolutely bonkers". A lot of people are walking around with blank looks on their faces, trying to avoid all human contact. Most of them have on masks and try to walk as far away from everyone else that they can. I have… Continue reading happy family
Since the beginning of January, my students have been working their little tiny butts off on the music festival. These 4 and 5 year old kids learned an entire play and three songs in English. They also learned how to play Surprise Symphony on multiple instruments.... Yes, they are 4 and 5. And they play… Continue reading school closures
Goodness, gracious. Things have gone absolutely bonkers here in Japan. Keep in mind, I live out in the 'countryside'. I put that in marks because I actually grew up in the American countryside. Small town of what has boomed into now 6,000 ish people. Nearest supermarket a 20 minute drive away going 80 mph down… Continue reading oh, corona
It has been a heck of a week. Along with worrying about everything that I need to do to prepare for the big move, we have been working on Hubby's visa and work has been absolutely insane. We were also dealing with personal family issues and wondering how in the world we were going to… Continue reading what a week!