Don't look up.
Staring up at the mountain discourages you before the first step. Looking up makes you tired, makes your hope falter, makes you wonder how soon before it's over. In the hard times, it's head down, hands up, one foot in front of the other, holding fast to every crag and dip in the stone. The mountaintop comes faster than you think—trust to that. Just keep going, dear heart. It gets better, I promise you.
Teamwork makes the dreamwork.
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Cold, cold sunset of January.
Yesterday I saw one of the best sunrises of my life and then walked around the city with new friends enjoying the city in the snow.
Yesterday was a gift.
I’ve come to realize that I’ve become reeeeally used to being alone. I’ve been at my brother’s house (along with his wife and three kiddos) in Japan for a week now...and I’m about to lose my shit. 🤯 I LOVE THOSE KIDDOS WITH ALL MY HEART but good god, it’s exhausting. I’m one temper tantrum away from having one of my own.
I’m also starting to feel a bit trapped. In Okinawa, I can’t just hop on a scooter. ☹️ The public transportation is, well, not great (unlike other parts of Japan) and it’s not very walkable either. I have no place to go if I need my own space or want to be alone in an area that feels comfortable to me. There’s nothing here that’s MINE. 🤷🏻♀️
It’s a lack of freedom that’s the opposite of how it’s been for me for many years now - on my own, in my own spaces, able to make every single decision and also act upon those decisions.
Don’t get me wrong, I have a pretty good deal with a free place to stay and dinners made for me almost every night. But I don’t want to settle just because things are easy or other people are taking care of me. In the long run, that makes me feel like less of a person, or the person I know I can and should be. Settling is an illusion of feeling comfortable, because deep down I feel anything but.
Yep, I’m at a point in my life when I’m MORE comfortable in a foreign country I’ve never been to, by myself, figuring things out, alone. Thank you for reading my rant. Time to book some flights. ✈️
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adventures are the ones that don’t go as planned. The family and I dived into the Jeep in search for a spot to watch the sunset over the Smokies but because of road closures we ended up watching the full moon raise over Maloney Point.
"No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn." - Hal Borland
Some branches from a favourite oak tree.
There was something special about visiting this tree yesterday. I was so used to seeing it in all its glory, covered in vibrant green leaves. Walking beneath it when it looks like that feels like walking into a warm shelter or embrace. And yet somehow it still felt like that despite the lack of leafy canopy 🍃🍂
I don't know how trees can help us feel so comforted, but they do...
Love the reminder that even in winter, there is lots to love, lots to give, lots to enjoy. And the daffodil shoots are a great reminder that spring is not all THAT far off now too! Yay!
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