It’s been getting colder and colder here in Japan and autumn season is just around the corner. For some reason, I am feeling a little more pensive these days… hence, this wordy post.
I think it’s good for me to stop and reflect for a while because life has been pretty fast for me currently. I just finished my work today and I’m listening to some nature sounds outside (it rained today) and this feels like the perfect chance for me to sit down and type away my thoughts.
Sukajan from JLM STORE | Photo by Anne Pinero
I cannot believe that we are already approaching the end of the year and I am still at awe how I’ve managed to survive (still attempting to survive lol) this rocky year for personal growth. It’s not that kind of drastic change like I have turned into a completely new person… but more of realizing that I have improved a lot & getting rid of traits that I had to work on. I just wished for these before but now, everything feels natural to me. To summarize everything, I take care of myself more now compared to years ago.
To be more specific, here are some things that I have noticed that changed in me.
- I no longer feel the need or urgency to try the newest thing / visit the most talked-about cafe / *insert trending activity* here as soon as possible. I spend most of my free time at home and if I have extra money to unwind outside, then I would give myself some fresh air. In this way, I could save up more money for my business goal. I can also turn down offers / invites now during days I have to be “responsible” (lol).
Been feeling a little more productive than usual. I don’t know what’s with me these days but I’m in a super ~content creation~ mode, lolol.
Before that and before I write down some current random thoughts.. let me just share some photos! :”) It ain’t a rainbowholic blog entry without a photospam first, haha ~
Got to design my wall filled with pretty sakura things!
A favorite corner in my room.
Washi tapes I’ve been using these days ~
My favorite washi covered spread from my ABC Daily Journal
It feels like it has been a decade since I last updated this blog, haha!
I’ve been extremely busy these days for various reasons and I hope to get my usual content creation pace back ~
Anyway, here are some photos I’ve taken during my absence! 😉
Saying goodbye to autumn ~
Thank you Chichi for these! You can buy these soon from Rainbowholic Shop! For local buyers, please check our instagram at @kawaii.ph.store 🙂
Shoefie ~ lolol
Got these presents from Mohammedさん！You guys should check out his dreamy art ~
The customized postcard is my favorite!
Look at that beautiful washi tape design!
For a change, I am blogging about my ~current~ events, haha!
Happy Tanabata! Spotted these cuties at our local station.
Read the story of the star-crossed lovers here.
Today was my second day at work as a sensei. I really enjoy this baito (part-time)!
Did you know that I’ve always wanted to be a preschool teacher when I was young? I can still remember the days when I would pretend as a teacher in front of my playmates, haha! I’m currently teaching English to Japanese kids (got referred by a friend, so I gave it a try).. I really hope they are learning from me, haha! I’m just a substitute right now but I hope I’ll be considered in the future too! Nevertheless, I am already thankful for this experience. :”)
Moreover, it’s a good break for me from all the managerial duties I’ve been doing for JLM Store. *hooray*
My life has become 100x crazier these months as I have more responsibilities and sacrifices to make (I doubt you guys felt that because of my ~rainbowholic~ happy posts haha). Even with all those, as you can tell, I really try my best to be at my most positive self. I’ve committed to live mindfully and to have a “well-rounded” life that does not only revolve around work (it used to be like that). If I do get sad or my mood turns sour, I would remind myself over and over again this: “Why would you ruin a whole day just for that?”.. and after that, my recently scolded self would smile again, haha. In this lifetime, I am aiming for “balance”. I want to enjoy the good and not-so-good days, to maximize my youthful years by traveling within my means and juggling various work, and to document precious moments while being appreciative of everything. The “me right now” is something that I cannot go back in the future anymore, so might as well live each day with a peaceful and open heart.