Hi Friends! I've missed you all so much! How is you summer shaping up?
Mine has been a whirlwind of changes and dreams realized. As I write to you now, I am sitting on the floor of my new, yet-to-be-furnished, home for the next five years. I would love to spend the next few weeks playing catch up with you. Here is a quick recap of the last five months: I took an epic family road trip to Oklahoma, flew around the country to say goodbye to as many loved ones as I could, packed up and sold off the remaining items from our life in Seattle, quit my job, moved to a Tokyo hotel and spent a month eating too much good food, hosted our first visitor(!), travelled to India for five weeks to get my 200 hour yoga teacher certification, moved into a new apartment in the Shinjuku ward of Tokyo, ran around town selecting grown up furniture for the first time in 30 years, and now I'm sitting here thinking of all of you :)
I would love to hear more about how you are all doing and I have to apologize for being so late in returning emails. I love and cherish you so much and I look forward to building our friendships through letters, FaceTime, and hopefully lots of memorable visits! I can't wait to hear all about your summer, your travels, your family, upcoming weddings, relationships, careers, and anything and everything in between. In the meantime, here is a quick little snapshot of what is swirling around in my heart (inspired by this post from Bluebird.)
Here are a few things that I am currently up to...
Eating/ omakase at every sushi restaurant we go to. i like to leave it to the experts!
Drinking/ water. and beer. trying to drink more water and less beer.
Practicing/ yoga. patience. self-sufficiency. emotional strength. balance.
Mastering/ poached eggs.
Learning/ japanese. hopefully i will begin lessons next week!
Trying/ my hand at interior design. lets see how this goes...
Playing/ old skool nintendo and super nintendo video games.
Finishing/ liberty and jesse's wedding video.
Reading/ everything i can get my hands on by nicholas kristof and sheryl wundunn. and lots and lots of tokyo blogs.
Remembering/ where i came from and what my values are.
Wearing/ dresses. this city is fancy y'all.
Cooking/ finally. we bought a pan and a kitchen knife. its on.
Working/ on being okay with the fact that i am not working. and then working on what i want to do next professionally. (think this and this combined with pre and post natal yoga.)
Traveling/ to mongolia at the end of september. hello golden eagles!
Wanting/ nothing. i still can't believe how much we have been gifted this year. every day is full of surprises and new treasures. just trying to stay present and enjoy this ride.
Ok, your turn! Where are you at right now?