Career & Education Coach

A.K.A. “An Employment Navigator” I met with one again yesterday. Backstory Before I get into how and why I met with the Career and Education Coach, I feel like I have to share a little bit of my history. It may give you some insight into WHY this was a big step for me. BackContinue reading “Career & Education Coach”

Growth, Leadership, and Filling the Hole

I moved to Okinawa in August 2018. It was an exhausting summer and a very challenging move across the world. Anytime you move, it is tough, but moving to another country adds another layer to the experience. Add in the loss of your father, and a move to the other side of the world seemsContinue reading “Growth, Leadership, and Filling the Hole”

The Peak Week

When you do something you have never done, consider documenting it. I remember many years ago I completed a 60-mile run week. I built up to it over time, and I was running 6 days a week. I remember feeling like I had accomplished something; yet, other than living in Virginia Beach, I don’t rememberContinue reading “The Peak Week”

Moving to Okinawa

I moved to Okinawa 6 weeks after my husband arrived on the island. My delay was because our dog, Gus, was still under state-side quarantine. The quarantine simply meant that we were in a 6-month waiting period from his special rabies test to clear before he could move to Japan. However, as we were preparingContinue reading “Moving to Okinawa”

Christmas Eve & Traditions in Okinawa

60 years ago, my father’s family began a tradition. I don’t know if that year they intentionally created the tradition, or if they did something fun, and decided to do it again the next year, and then the next and then next. Sadly, my dad is no longer with us, so I can’t ask him.Continue reading “Christmas Eve & Traditions in Okinawa”

Typhoon Prep

I recently asked a fellow-blogger what I should do because I can’t seem to find enough interesting content to keep up with my blog on a weekly basis. Her response was that I should write about life in Okinawa. It could be related to being a military spouse, running in Japan, or working overseas. LittleContinue reading “Typhoon Prep”