Five days until I leave Okinawa, say 元気で (when you won’t see someone for a long time, saying genki de is like saying “all the best”), and close the chapter on this adventure. But when there is an ending, there will be a beginning. So while I will miss Okinawa, I’m looking forward to the next chapter, new beginnings and new adventures.
Every thing must have a beginning . . . and that beginning must be linked to something that went before. ~Mary Shelley
If you haven’t followed along, catch up on Part 1 and Part 2.
Continue reading “Leaving Okinawa, Part 3: Top 8 Things I’m Looking Forward To”
Now that I’m a week away from departing Okinawa, my home for the last two years, I’m reflecting on my time here and my experiences and adventures. (Missed Part 1? Catch up here.) I’ve been thinking about all the things I will miss about Okinawa and there are so many things I will miss. And so here are my top 8 things I will miss.
Continue reading “Leaving Okinawa, Part 2: Top 8 Things I Will Miss”
All good things must come to an end. And just like that, my time in Okinawa is drawing to a close.
One of my friends asked me the other day if I had given up my blog. I realized, I hadn’t written anything since April! And here we are three weeks into July. How is it nearly August?! So much has happened in the last 3 months.
But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me back up and tell you how I got to this point.
Continue reading “Leaving Okinawa, Part 1”
Okay, I admit, the title is just a (somewhat) catchy & fun way to say I survived moving. Huzzah!
In actuality, 2/3, or maybe 3/4, of that title is a lie. Continue reading “We’re Back, Live & In Person”
I know I haven’t been posting much lately. I promise, I haven’t gone away. I’ve just been busy … packing.
Yep, I got my apartment renewal notice back in March. The apartment management company wanted to raise my rent 16%, which was approximately a $300 increase. I live in a 686 sq.ft. apartment. A $300 increase would make my monthly rent just under $2000.
Yep, you read that right. $2000 for a 686 sq.ft. 1-bedroom apartment. Welcome to the D.C. suburbs, which apparently are trying to compete with NYC and San Fran for most ridiculously expensive place to live. Continue reading “I Have a Good Reason for My Lack of Posting”