I just wanted to tell everyone thank you for the many kind comments and messages sent to me. I really was not expecting them and I was a bit surprised by how many positive thoughts you sent my way. I can't say I believe you all and it is bit awkward to get those type of messages because I do not know how to appropriately respond, but thanks for the love and words of encouragement. They mean a lot.
I am still trying to figure out exactly how to work on some of these issues...I don't really know how to begin on some of them. I've been following a meal plan the last few weeks and working out 4 or 5 times a week which is helping. I actually have already lost the weight I gained over the holidays plus some. I just started a coursera course on Finance that will hopefully give a deeper understanding of how it works. That is one of those life skills I feel I should have as an adult. I also need to learn how to say no to going out to eat with people more which is my default hang out idea. Now I just need to actually get the will to take a large chunk of money out of my paycheck and put it somewhere I can't touch every month. After a two month hiatus, I'm starting my tutoring again, which I have mixed feelings about. I really need someone who is more of a teacher, when I really just have a conversation partner that teachers me random grammar I need to know for a particular sentence.
There are many things to look forward to the next few months which is motivation to keep going with all of these things. Rachel is coming back to Japan! Which means Okinawa trips with fun people, an ryokan girls weekend, and finally we are going to see Sumo after two years of trying. We also might go to Shikoku with a few friends coming in from Tokyo. Josh is applying for new jobs which might mean we get to move in the next few months! I am really unhappy with the area we live in and our apartment. I want an upgrade in a more central location.
Yay for happy things! Anything you are particularly happy about or looking forward to in the future?
Also for those people in Japan, do you have any ryokans that you would recommend? There are too many to choose from!