J? matane, everyone! Somehow it’s already July 23rd, which means I’m leaving for my summer vacation tomorrow. I’m going on a little solo trip to Japan, visiting Osaka and Kyoto for 5 days.
I’m a little nervous about travelling on my own in Asia for the first time, but I’m sure I’ll be fine. Truth be told, summer vacation totally snuck up on me – I feel like I’m only just now getting the hang of my new job and new schedule, so I’ve barely had time to plan for this trip. It’s been stressing me out for the last few days, and I’ve been worrying that I won’t make the most of it or know what to do, but if I think logically about it, I know I’ll be okay. If I dive into my memory banks, I remember that I love navigating in new cities, I love wandering around and taking photos of beautiful things, and I love eating the local food. It’s been a stressful month, and so earlier this week the idea of finding my way around Japan seemed really overwhelming, but I think I have a handle on it now. I’m just reminding myself to be gentle, go slowly, and be grateful.
No matter what happens, I will come back having seen some lovely things, and with a belly full of tempura and sushi. And really, isn’t that all that matters?
I’ll be back to posting on the blog next Wednesday. If you’re curious about my adventures while I’m away, you can follow me on Instagram @lifeinlimboblog!
Have an awesome week!