Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Ever since I moved to Tokyo, Thanksgivings have been turkey-less. The holiday isn't really celebrated here in a special way. However, I do still give thanks. This year especially, I feel like I have a great deal to be thankful for.


I don't think it's necessary to put them into words here, because I know well enough exactly what they are to me. People and experiences that have helped me grow, that have encouraged me all along.


Life is so short, and I am so grateful for the opportunities to go after what I want, even though it may not be easy. And I'm happy to know what it is I love, so that I can go after them. It's definitely taken a long journey, with lots of detours, to admit them to myself. To give myself permission to pursue them.


 More than anything else, more than what anybody else may try to tell you - your happiness is first.
If you can't make yourself a priority, then who will?


Just about a month left until the end of this year. I hope I can make the best out of it, and can't wait to see what next year will bring. Happy Thanksgiving!