I can't believe the last year has come and gone so quickly!
John and I are still in North Carolina, so we haven't rung in the new year just yet, though Tokyo already did a couple hours ago. Being here has made me realize how much I've learned and continued to adapt to our life in Japan over the past year, and I hope that continues in the next year.
My New Year's resolution for this year is to be a little more relaxed and to go with the flow, embracing all the opportunities I have. With life being a little more complicated in Japan I've gotten in the habit of over-planning, over-researching, and thinking everything through before I do it. A lot of times that's necessary living in a foreign country and not speaking the language. But I realize that sometimes I take it too far, spending more time planning for things than I do enjoying them.
For the next year I want to find all the joy I can in our crazy adventure of a life, and I hope that all of you find joy in your lives too!