Friday, July 29, 2011

Tokyo Girl



Life is full of surprises.

I'm moving to Tokyo in about three weeks.

I accepted an opportunity I simply could not say no to, and it makes me so happy. I also think I should experience life in Tokyo before I leave Japan, as I never got to live there, even though I visited so many times, while pursuing what I love doing.

I'm sad to leave Osaka and all the amazing people I met here, as well as my kindergarten job. It breaks my heart, but I'm also thrilled for this next adventure, as it will open up so many doors.

It has been a hectic, stressful, sleep-deprived past few weeks, but it's been incredibly wonderful and exciting.

Hello, Tokyo.

14 comments:

Carol said...

congrats vivian! your blog inspired me to work abroad! i'm heading over to Taiwan soon :D can't wait to hear about your life in tokyo!

Kristina said...

wow, so cool! looking forward to hear everything about your new time and life in tokyo!! so exciting!

Coffee_c said...

Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm so happy for you Viv! Keep on embracing what life brings you, you're getting so good at it. I'm so proud! I hope living in Tokyo is as good as you hope it will be.
Keep on inspiring people with this blog and your open mind. We love you. xxx

Peter Palmer said...

OMG Vivian hook me up for next year with good advice, jobs, or opinions! I want to move to tokyo ;) maybe after a year at this school I will :>

thevoyageofv said...

Oh. My. God. Sooooo exciting! Can't wait to hear about what you'll be doing and life there. You know it's #1 on my travel wish list, right? Lucky girl!

jaredinnakano said...

congratulations! and welcome to Tokyo!

Melan said...

That's so great and must be extremely exciting to live in such a vibrant city. I'm heading out there in November and I'm very excited to even experience a few days in Tokyo.

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Christopher Butcher said...

That sounds like an exciting move, congratulations! And thank you for all of the effort you put into writing this blog, it's really insightful and inspiring.

Best,

- Chris

Ashley said...

Hi Vivian! I messaged you back in the fall with questions about moving to japan and teaching abroad. I just wanted to say thank you for continuing to write about your experience in Japan. Your blog has inspired me so much in fact that I'm a moving to Hokkaido next week to begin my own adventure teaching through the JET Programme. Thank you again and best wishes in Tokyo! :)

devoured said...

How exciting! Best of luck with the move and can't wait to read all about your adventures in Tokyo.

1d9ec9c2-bb74-11e0-86bd-000bcdcb471e said...

Bah! This is exciting! I wish you provided 1000x more details. How long have you been with the kindergarten position and how easy is it to leave your apartment and job (it seems) so suddenly? I'm mostly asking to compare the Korean experience, since you put down key money in Korea for apartments and I know you were responsible for finding your own housing in Osaka - so just curious, how will that work? xoxox

sonia said...

Congrats!!! I was thinking the same. Did you have a teaching contract? How can you leave a teaching job and apartment suddenly? I love to know how things like this work in Japan. I live in the USA and everyting is done by contract minimum 1 yr contract. :(

thedarkmartini said...

Wow! What a turn of events! I'm so happy and excited for you. I can't wait to read all about it. :D

- Carmen.

Michi said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats! I'm excited about this new life chapter in Tokyo - I can't wait to read all about it. Best of luck!