LONG RAMBLING POST
The crisp air, the slow pace of time and the silence are just some of the characteristics of life in the countryside. It was the lifestyle I was introduced to when I first stepped foot on this island.
When Dave and I first came to Japan our job located us in the incredibly small, beautiful and very historical city of Takayama in Gifu.
Time slowed down, people would say hello, running through the crisp air and the breathtaking Mountain View’s were just some of the perks of living abroad, but we weren’t happy with our job. Like any foreigner in hopes of moving abroad with big dreams, those dreams become a disappointment. I’ve always learned to be ok with that as I try to never have high expectations so then the disappointments don’t feel like failures.
Four years later, Dave and I are doing pretty great and I believe I speak for the both of us when I say we are so happy with the choices we’ve made.
Some days I think too much of the future and ask myself questions which just overwhelms me. I tend to forget that I live for the unknown! I love not knowing because it brings me back to what is important which is the now. Not everyday is great, but most days are and I live for that. When I travel and see new places I think of how fortunate I am to have this kind of life. I think of my family in Guatemala and how much I wish they could experience this adventure with me.
I feel fortunate and I am. I recognize that.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that leaving the city and exploring, connecting with the roots of my own nature remind me of all my fortunes is life. The good and the not so bad. #explore #myroots #rambling #mynature #yogainspiration #akita #japan #yoga #thinking #lifeabroad