Sunday, May 5, 2013

5 Things

Hi again. It's me. Sorry I left on such a sour note for such a long time. Despite what my last update would have you believe, I am actually doing really well. There is so much good in life, in this world, and so many reasons to be happy, despite what happened. Let me recount just a few things that have made me happy lately:

1. Going Home 

 At the end of that distressing journey from which I last blogged, there was a perfect ten-day trip home. It was exactly, exactly what I needed to refresh, regroup, and begin to move on. I am so thankful for all of the family and friends I met who gave me advice, encouragement, and love. I don't know what state I'd be in right now if it weren't for that trip. 

2. Friends
 Coming back to Okinawa was rough for a bit, but luckily I have incredible friends 
here who take me out for adventures to cheer me up or just sit with me in rough moments. 
of all sizes
My littlest friend, Dion, is the perfect cure for any blues. 

I also want to send a special shout out to my Canadian bestie, Sarra, 
who has been a huge encouragement from afar. Love you, lady.

3. Kudaka Island
One such adventure was a day trip to a gorgeous island. It was heavenly.

4. Rino's Wedding
 One of my local friends recently got married and I was not only invited to attend but had the honor to help with preparation. It was a great reminder that I will always be a hopeless romantic, and one failed relationship isn't going to keep me from having my moment someday.

5. Traveling!
This last weekend was sandwiched between two holidays as part of the "Golden Week" period here in Japan. In a nutshell, that means that everyone had time off, and that EVERYONE traveled. My friend I went up to mainland to finally experience some of the traditional Japanese culture
Fushimi Inari torii gates in Kyoto
Temple of the Golden Pavillion, Kinkakuji, in Kyoto
First, we went to Kyoto. These two temples were my favorite. Especially the top temple, Fushimi Inari. It's long been a dream of mine to visit and we went in the early morning and had the whole place to ourselves.

Osaka Castle
Next, we visited Osaka and while the aquarium was fun, if crowded, the highlight for me was seeing the Osaka Castle in person. Isn't it majestic? 

So, as you can see, life is pretty good. I still have tough moments, but they are becoming fewer and far between. I am excited about the future, discovering more small things to rejoice in, more adventures to embark on, and more life to live.

1 comment:

  1. You are a great writer and a wonderful person, ReBekha!! Thanks for sharing your journey.