Between March 2012 and March 2013, almost everything about my daily life changed: my work, the continent I live on, the amount of time I get to spend with my husband, the language I speak to the people around me, the side of the road I drive on.
Since moving to Japan last year, I have changed, too. I’ve pushed all kinds of personal boundaries. I quit my job and am trying to figure out how to make money doing what I love, writing. In my volunteer job, I practice public speaking and financial counseling, two things that used to terrify but I now really enjoy. I eat crap I never thought I would eat. Like a cow diaphragm. I ate a cow diaphragm.
Each new thing I try, and either fail or thrive at, gives me confidence to try out some other new thing. Running a marathon is one example.