Spring is here, lots of changes, and I'm starting a new job! Can you guess where I'll work?
I haven't been this excited in a long time! The beginning of 2015 was a bit of a life adjustment with lots of thinking about my career and my future in Japan, but somehow everything feels clear again (even if I have no idea what can happen at any time). Life has a way to work things out.
I haven't been going out so much lately, it was a pretty cozy winter with lots of work and late nights, but my schedule is a lot different now and I'm enjoying seeing the daylight. I like going to Shibuya or Shinjuku because I choose to go, and not because I have to pass through there on a hectic commute.
I also just love spending time at home, it's the first time in Japan I have a home I love so much. I feel so comfortable here, and I also like my local area. Everything is within walking distance: cafes, bakeries, restaurants, banks, supermarkets, pharmacy, gym, park, station and the best ¥500 takeout Indian curry. I don't feel the need to escape, as I did when I was living in my little loft. My local area also feels very quiet and residential, even though it's actually quite central, and I enjoy feeling removed from the madness. I got my bicycle repaired (I had neglected it at my former apartment), and I've been cycling again and going to dinner at my friend's house nearby. When I bike, I always feel like I'm back in Marugame and it's such a nice feeling. Not so long ago, yet ages away from what my life is like now.