The one in which I introduce my new blog look (again...) and tell you about my new adventure teaching English, training teachers, and other things in Peace Corps Zambia.
The one where I wonder why people think I'm cool when all I really do is sit at home and watch too much anime and then try to inspire you to do something that scares you more often.
The one in which I explore the concept of reverse culture shock and how I've been experiencing it since being back in the U.S. after living in rural Japan for two years.
The one in which I tell you how I, specifically, have changed from my two years living in Japan and how I've grown as a person while also recommending you try a similar experience and make note of how you are different now than you were then.
The one where I dig out old videos of me talking to my laptop about the very first day of my job at a public Jr. high in rural Japan and all the cool things that seemed new and different from my life in southern California (that now seem completely normal to older Kendra).
The one where I tell you how big and empty my apartment in Japan felt at first and a few of the steps I took to truly make it feel like home.
Two years. That’s half of college. My entire Jr. High school career. An Associate’s Degree. The time it takes to earn a Master’s. It’s the time it takes for a tiny, innocent newborn to talk and walk their way into the “Terrible Two’s”. It’s the time it took for my best friend to get engaged, … Continue reading 2 Years in Japan- Looking Back (in Pictures!)
The one in which I break down my day, hour by hour, and tell you exactly what a day in my life as an Interac ALT at a Jr. high in rural Japan looks like.
The one in which I break down my monthly budget for you as an Interac ALT in rural Japan and tell you why I spend the way I do--also tips on how to budget wisely in Japan and live well on an ALT salary.
The one in which I tell you about the things I've noticed and the lessons I've learned since I moved to Japan four months ago.