Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

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!


  1. Don't know if any of the previous comments got published! I was trying to say "thank you" for the additions you made to our Christmas dinner! Now that you are "in", you will have to continue!! The pie was "out of this world "good! The cranberry sauce was delicious and I still have a little. Saw on Dr. Oz that it is one of the best foods out there for us. Also, wanted to say that I didn't get to talk to you enough! Guess I was too busy talking to John. Sorry! Next time I will definitely right that wrong! Also, your writing, even if it is a blog, is interesting and I can 't wait to read your book! Maybe I can comment now. Love you, Wendy, and thanks for making John so happy!

    1. It was so nice to see you at Christmas! Don't worry at all about how much you talked to John, there was a lot to catch up on. I'm so glad you liked the dessert too! Looking forward to seeing you this fall.