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!)
March 11, 2011 may not be a date that means anything to most of you. Maybe it's a birthday or perhaps an anniversary. A day like any other. But for Japan, March 11th marks the day when families were suddenly torn apart, communities were destroyed, and life would never be the same again. If you're … Continue reading The Great East Japan Earthquake-5 Years Later
Ever do something and realize your expectations were so completely different from the truth they weren’t even in the same orbit? Yeah, that was me moving to Japan. And while some of that can be attributed to the fact that it was also my first time ever leaving the U.S., a lot of it is … Continue reading 6 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Coming to Japan
Having lived in Japan for two years now, there are many things about the country and culture that I’ve grown very attached to and that have become a part of my everyday life. It’ll be strange having to revert to being an American in America! So I thought I’d share with you just a few … Continue reading The Top 8 Things I’ll Miss About Japan
Hey all! So this video is a continuation of my previous post 100 Life Goals- Why You Need Goals In Your Life and explains in more detail how to create the attainable, measurable goals I encourage you to turn your dreams into! As well as an example of me creating this weeks "Weekly Goal" of trying … Continue reading How to Turn Dreams into Goals-Video!
This is the official EverywhereToBeFound announcement that I’ll be leaving Japan and moving back to California sometime in early April 2016. I’ve put up a moving checklist for people in the same boat and for people who are curious about what it takes to move back to your home country after moving here (hint: it’s … Continue reading Thoughts on Leaving Japan and How I Hate Change
Now that I've put out there the things you should and should not bring to Japan, my personal to-do list before moving to Japan, and most recently the 6 things you should do before moving to Japan, and now that I've shamelessly plugged in links to my other posts for you to read and enjoy … Continue reading What You Should Know Before Moving to Japan
So you're moving to Japan! You've been hired, you've read, signed and mailed every bit of paperwork and by now you might also have even Googled every bit of information about your new home the internet possesses reaching back into its darkest corners. But what now? You still have a few months to while … Continue reading 6 Things to Do Before Moving to Japan
So you've finally made it! You've saved and worked and sweat and worked some more, done all the research, and you're there. Your dream-turned-goal has been realized! Congratulations! But what happens next? This has been plaguing me in those quiet moments before you fall asleep and those stolen minutes you take a step back to … Continue reading 100 Life Goals- Why You Need Goals in Your Life
Every year in Kasama City, Jr. High students from all over Ibaraki come together with their teachers and their ALT's to present their own unique 5-minute speech. This year 78 students participated, split into 2 groups. Yeah, that means before lunch we sat through 39 five-minute speeches! This doesn't include those given in the opening ceremony … Continue reading How to Teach a Speech- Going to the Ibaraki Prefecture English Speech Competition!