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Story of my life, reminded in New Zealand

March 12, 2017

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No, you won’t be able to come back this way and take that photo tomorrow. This is the story of my life and I think a sound argument against procrastination. Or at least, it’s MY sound argument for why I don’t (read: can’t) procrastinate. Mark gets annoyed with me sometimes because I have a physical need […]

Less Work, More Money

March 11, 2017

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It’s a simple idea. It’s a goal of mine. I don’t need to be rich, or to make more than I need. What I do need as a human being is something that makes me WANT to work, and a place where I feel appreciated. While I haven’t had any major issues with my major employer […]

A new way to fight the anxiety that keeps me up at night:

March 11, 2017

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Reading. I’ve been able to MOSTLY get a hold on the side-effect anxiety that I’ve been experiencing. Once I realized it was just a side effect and not really something in my own mind, it was a lot easier to push the ‘every single way you could die on your honeymoon‘ thoughts out of my […]

It seems like all the pay is basically the same.

February 1, 2017

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It’s like being stuck on a level in a game, and I can’t move up. I’ve been thinking about this for a while now, and it’s really not 100% true in all situations (which I will explain a little further down), but it seems like as far as teaching English as a second language (ESOL) […]

Christmas in Japan

January 29, 2017

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Christmas in Japan HAPPENS, just like Halloween does. But here it’s different, just like Halloween. Japan is good at appropriating international things and making them its own. I’m writing this to share what Japanese people do that is different from what Americans and others do on the date/days surrounding December 25th. There are a lot of […]

Continuing the trials: the “bag of dicks”

January 14, 2017

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As I said in an earlier post, this is the month where I’m experimenting with things that were once my favorite foods, to see if that’s still the same after a year of not eating meat. This week, I ate pigs in a blanket. They come in a cute plastic bag here in Japan (as […]

TMI warning: fighting flatulence

January 14, 2017

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I’m lactose-intolerant. I  know this, my readers know this, and my husband DEFINITELY knows this. And lately (last year, all years since we moved here) I’ve really let myself go in terms of foods I should be avoiding but don’t because they taste good. I’ll usually allow myself to have pizza. I prefer to never […]