Sunday, February 19, 2017

Who really matters?

A blogger I follow, Rambling Rabbit, recently wrote a post about re-evaluating friendships and just people in your life, this couldn't have came at a more relevant time.

Sometimes we keep friendships because of the length of time we've been friends with this person and because of the memories. But when you're just holding onto just memories and no longer enjoy that person's company, it's time to let it go. Sometimes, there is more bad than good when you hold onto a friendship. Especially, if you put more into the friendship than the other person. 

I closed a chapter of my life, and I already can see a difference, a good one. I have decided to use this as a lesson: Only keep people around you who make you feel good about yourself, encourage/support you, and are there for you. Sounds pretty obvious, but you would be surprised what we put up with without really noticing until we take a step back from it all.

I only have a handful of people in my life, but they are people I can count on and help me live my live positively, and that's all that matters. They're the people who really matter.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

winter vibes.

This past weekend Lisa came out to visit me in Chichibu. It was so nice to see her, it had been a while. Or, at least it felt like it. I showed her Mitsumine Shrine and we explored it a bit more. We came across an actual shrine for wolves. I'll post it eventually. We ate waraji katsu and afterwards I took her to one of my favorite cafes that K took me to. We had gelato for dessert.

We were planning to see icicles but decided to go to an onsen instead where we booked a room but that ended up not going as planned. To make us feel better we slept in the next day and got soft serve at my favorite place. This time I got the white coffee flavor.

Our weekend didn't go as planned, but it was still fun to meet up and catch up. I'll be seeing her in another week or so for Laura's live.

x  x

It's already going to be February, it trips me out how fast January went. I know February is going to zoom by, I'm going to work more than usual and I have things planned on the weekends. I'm literally going to be booked.

March is also going to be busy. My little sis and her boyfriend are coming to visit me for a week! I'm so excited to show them around. I'm also so happy my little sis gets to travel, she has never really traveled before.

Also, for the rest of my spring break me and Lisa are planning on going to Okinawa. I literally cannot wait, I've been wanting to go there forever. My friends who used to live there have been recommending me places and it makes me want to go there even more!

March is also going to be the end of my contract and I will be starting my second year with my school. A year seriously flew by. I definitely feel like I need to make the most of my time here.

I'm still all over the place with what I'm going to do after me second year, but one step at a time I suppose.