As you may have seen, one of my goals from my “Thirty Before Thirty” list is to take a photo a day for a year. And quite obviously I’m pretty much up against the clock on this one.
When I was deciding whether to accept my placement on the JET Programme, these words repeated in my head over and over again: “If not now, when?” It was that question that made it obvious that I was going to accept. It is that question that continued to play in my head when new opportunities … [Read more…]
As I mentioned, I have yet again changed systems for my bullet journal. This time around definitely feels like the biggest switch- I’ve put my bullet journal in a Hobonichi! I’m not sure if I can still call it bullet journaling in a structured planner, as it loses some of the elements of the original bullet journal … [Read more…]
This upcoming week I’ll be celebrating my 29th birthday. When I turned 27 and 28 (and probably even a few years prior to that if I’m being totally honest), I was dreading the inevitable coming of this day- the marker indicating that I would be facing down the inevitable 3-0. Now I know, 30 is not … [Read more…]
As I wind down on my time here in Japan, I wanted to take the opportunity to not only reflect on my experiences, but also offer some advice to any incoming/ new JETs. While this is framed specifically for participants of the Japanese Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme, some of the information could apply to any … [Read more…]
I am notoriously indecisive. It’s something that I’m working on but it certainly isn’t easy. And if I ever had a doubt about it before, I think my bullet journal accurately reflects just how indecisive I can be. In spite of my constant migration of systems, I am certainly learning something from each one I’ve … [Read more…]
For June, I focused on the second habit of Stephen Covey’s “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”. This habit, still in the realm of personal victory, is to begin with the end in mind. He tells readers to “start with a clear understanding of your destination. It means to know where you are going so … [Read more…]