Four Lenses

It feels strange to share this blog without acknowledging that last week our nation experienced one of the worst days in our history. That being stated, I didn’t create my blog as a space for political commentary. Actually, I created it as a space where I could write about mindset, positivity, and personal growth. ItContinue reading “Four Lenses”

Glamping, Camping, and the New Year

Our New Years holiday weekend felt similar to most of 2020. We went from having a solid plan to seeing it slowly unravel. So many of us went into 2020 with plans, goals, and dreams, and slowly the plans dissolved, and the goals changed. Back to our New Years weekend…3 of my friends and IContinue reading “Glamping, Camping, and the New Year”

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”

A Unique Thanksgiving

It’s the Monday after Thanksgiving, so I feel like I should share my thoughts on Thanksgiving past and present. Growing up, I remember that we celebrated Thanksgiving, but I don’t remember it being a big deal. There was always a lot of food and a lot of people, but we grew up with a bigContinue reading “A Unique Thanksgiving”

Lighthearted in Okinawa

If you read my blog last week, it was based on the premise that “You don’t have to travel the world to know the world.” I had finally come to the realization that a trip to see my family is simply not in the cards this year. That realization was heart-breaking. If you don’t knowContinue reading “Lighthearted in Okinawa”

Wherever You Go, There You Are.

“You don’t have to travel the world to know the world.” “You don’t have to travel the world to know the world.” This is such a ZEN/Buddhist way of thinking, and as much as I wished I could live a more “zen” lifestyle, I am neither zen, nor am I Buddhist. The thought of “knowingContinue reading “Wherever You Go, There You Are.”

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”