It’s Golden Week plus the weekend afterwards – Japan takes a time out until next Monday. I’m quite happy to catch up with a few things in the coming days, maybe visit a new shrine or temple for a new event, or finally go see the Kyotographie Photo Exhibition… On top of the holidays for everyone, I have my own anniversary:
This Saturday, May 5th, I will celebrate 5 years in Japan!
Wow! I don’t think I should say “I made it”, since business is still a bit wobbly and not where it could or should be, but I can definitely state “It was worth it”!
I have come to this country without help from anyone, I have opened my own business, I have made new friends… Overall, in the last 5 years I have grown in ways I would not have thought possible, and the best thing: I feel so much more secure and confident in my skin than ever before! Even if this doesn’t work out in the long run, I am sure I can just do it again and start over elsewhere. And even though I have my setbacks, like last month, I don’t regret my decision one bit.