My first Mail in Japan and new resolutions

Sometimes it’s not the big things, like actually moving, buying and assembling furniture and so on, that make you realize you really are in a new place. For me it was just a few minutes ago when I officially got my very first mail here in Japan!

And not only any boring official letters or something but an awesome letter package from my penpal JJkun.

© Sakura_Fujiko

© Sakura_Fujiko

I don’t know if I mentioned it before, but I took up penpaling a while ago to get into writing again and meet new people. Though the last part worked and I got to know some really great people, I have to admit that I can’t say I’m a particularly good penpal. I get so excited when I get mail and I loved the colorful letters in my mailbox, but… it took me forever to write back. And I don’t mean “Oh no, it took me three weeks to answer”, more like “Oh §%”/@ has it really been six months?!?”…

Though in the last year(s) work stress and work and stress have been my go to excuse and I just always felt so tired and without energy, I wish I would have taken it up more. Actually, it’s the same feeling I have right now. The difference (hopefully) is, that this time I will force myself to do it properly. Yes, that sounds awful, but fact is, that I really enjoy the whole writing process. I just didn’t allow myself to take the time, to take some “Me” time, because there were always so many things that needed to be done.

I noticed the same thing here as well, that I don’t seem to be able to relax (yet) and feel so under pressure although I can’t exactly say from whom or what. So I clean the house and try to do everything perfect and as always I get exhausted. No more! …well, actually I will have to do more house cleaning, but never mind that ^^

As I still don’t have my visa (yes, I’m starting to get worried and stressed out even though I can’t do anything to speed the process up) I’m not yet allowed to work. Which is a thing I advertised to everyone that wanted to hear it or couldn’t avoid me as absolutely great, because it gives me opportunity to 1. relax and 2. think about what I really want to do in my life. How often does one get the chance, right?

As it turns out, I’m really not good at relaxing and doing nothing (though I stress myself out so much I end up getting nothing done) but the last few days I finally feel like I’m getting calmer and my mood is rapidly improving, so I think I’m on a good way. I know that there are some things I want to do, or better, there are things I want to try but might be too scared to actually do. So now is the time to make some plans and get going!

Did I just turn my first mail into a self-motivational post with new year apartment resolutions? Absolutely and I even feel good about it, too.

9 thoughts on “My first Mail in Japan and new resolutions

  1. Penpals sounds fun! I’m like you though, I always take too long to reply >.< Where did you meet your penpals though? I'd be keen to try again! 🙂

    Also that stationary is adorable :3 and I totally know the feel of stressing about doing nothing. Glad you're managing to relax a bit more!

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