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Onward to a New Journey

On March 21, Miyu graduated hoikuen. It was surreal. I was severely under dressed and that was a major lesson I learned—wear formal wear to all entrance and graduation ceremonies. Anyway, with everything that’s been going on lately, a big part of me is still not “in touch” with reality yet.

It was a bittersweet moment when she turned back with a sad face and waved goodbye to her school for the last time.

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“Valentime’s Day”

Miyu was telling me yesterday about how it’s Valentime’s Day tomorrow at her school and that she needs to buy chocolate. Well, since bringing snacks to school is against the rules, I opted to get her cards instead. At first I couldn’t find them at the Exchange and was really disappointed, but I lucked out and found them at another location. I ended up getting her 5 packs and some of them come with little sticker tattoos. Needless to say, little girl was thrilled! She spent roughly two hours writing cards to her classmates. I told her to make sure she doesn’t miss anyone or else they’ll be sad…and nobody wants to be sad on Valentime’s Day. 🙂

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“We’re not friends anymore.”

She was mad at me this morning because I told her she couldn’t bring her Pokémon toys to school. She has a habit of showing off her toys and I just don’t want her to grow up like that—materialistic, covetous, greedy. Worse, she currently believes that showing off her things will win her affection from her friends.

I love this photo so much I’m going to hang it somewhere in our new apartment. Looking at it reminds me of how precious time really is, and how comical yet endearing childish emotions can be. 🙂

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Anxiety and the new year

I’ve been dealing with a massive amount of anxiety lately because we’re supposed to move to a new apartment sometime in January or February. The source of my anxiety is not knowing if a suitable unit will be made available by that time. A suitable unit is a large enough dwelling preferably on the 2nd or 3rd floor.  I look at the apartment’s website every. Single. Day. Multiple times a day, even. For vacancies. The only thing available right now is an OK unit on the 5th floor. We’re not too crazy about the floor plan and the photos taken of the unit aren’t all that great.

Another source of anxiety is money. I just got done paying off a huge loan and an auto loan, and I’m facing a huge medical bill that I need to pay off, so I haven’t had any time to actually save money for our big move.

The good thing is…I’m on holiday leave and won’t be going back to work until January 2nd. I’m going to try and use this time to get the house ready for moving. Maybe that will take my mind off some of this anxiety. Wish me luck.