Japanniversary #2

The day before our Japanniversary, Will woke up crying. His eyelids were glued together with green goop and dried crud was stuck to his cheeks. It was our first bout with pinkeye. I also woke up to the news that Trump had pulled the US out of the Paris Agreement--another day being embarrassed as an American … Continue reading Japanniversary #2

Thriving during Golden Week

April 29 – May 7, 2017 Golden Week is a series of Japanese holidays that occur close together from the end of April through the beginning of May. Many people take off an additional day or two so they have an entire week of vacation. In our orientation to Japan, we were warned this holiday … Continue reading Thriving during Golden Week

Highs and Lows

I spent the beginning of this week down, really down. Part homesickness I suppose. However, I've also been experiencing anxiety and insecurity the likes I haven't known since high school. "Living in Japan is hard," my friend Lindsey pointed out to me. And she should know; she's lived here before. I hate being illiterate. I … Continue reading Highs and Lows