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 in which I look over my ten year goals in my 100 life goals list and choose a few from each category for the year of 2017 and then ask for you to plan with me so we can grow together and keep ourselves accountable.
The one where I celebrate three years of off and on blogging,, thank you all sincerely for putting up with me, and update you on the changes that are coming to the blog and how you can keep following the journey!
The one where I take my international friends around L.A. for a day during their long layover and explore all the different areas while giving you lots of tips and tricks to plan your own tour of L.A. in a day.
The one where I talk about what it's been like being back in the U.S. after livinig in rural Japan for two years and my plans for life and this blog going forward.
The one where I give you advice on hiking in Japan, talk about how it's different from hiking in California, and give you links to tips, routes, maps, etc. for all (almost all?) of the hikes that I did while I lived in Japan.
The one in which I travel to Kamakura with a new friend and share all of the amazing experiences I had there meeting other people and experiencing the truest form of omotenashi--the spirit of hospitality--which Japan prides itself on (for good reason).
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!)