It’s Time to Begin, With One Foot in Front of the Other

Often when I explain that, come March, I will be leaving the nest and flying to live thousands of miles away in a country I have only had the pleasure to visit once, many are often awed and even inspired. I find this surprising, for many reasons. I believe (wholeheartedly) in deciding what you want to do with your life, and doing it. Simple. You can have anything you want, so long as you work hard enough for it. It has been a dream of mine for years and years to live in Japan. I worked hard to make that dream a reality and I am about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. It occurred to me that someone might actually be interested in reading this tale. So, here it is, the story of that journey.

I want to share it with you. With anyone. I write for those who want to go to Japan, for those who can’t, and even those who have already been. It will be a story about a girl of twenty-two, departing on a trip that will change her. I will take you through the entire process, start to finish. You will read about my challenges, desires, mistakes and accomplishments. Regardless of the outcome, I  hope to regale you with humor, excitement and passion. More than anything, I want to take you with me. My goal is to make you feel as though you are right next to me every step of the way.  I’m always nearby, and thousands of miles of away.

I am a dreamer, and I believe that no dream is too big. A friend once reminded me “if your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.” Let me take you with me as I explore the far east and we can dream together. This will be your journey too. Ganbatte!

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7 thoughts on “It’s Time to Begin, With One Foot in Front of the Other

  1. Well said. It’s incredibly admirable you are chasing your dreams, it seems very few people do nowadays.

    I’m glad you’re doing this blog, and I’m excited to see lots of pictures.

  2. Reading through several of your posts has reminded me of myself two years ago before I studied abroad in Japan. Now that I’m going back for 5 years as a grad student, I find myself in the same position again! I hope everything works out and I look forward to reading more!

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