Merry Christmas Eve, my friends.
As you may have noticed, I’ve been a little MIA lately. Let me give you a quick update. Hubby and I managed to get our Chapel Hill apartment all packed up and now 95% of our belongings are sitting in a Pod somewhere where they won’t be seen again until mid-summer. Crazy! The next day we jam packed my little green car full (seriously, there wasn’t even leg room in the passenger’s side of the car) of what was left and drove 13.5 hours to my home town in Chicagoland. We arrived around 11:30pm and have ben hanging out in my grandfather’s house since then. That’s where we will stay (he has an upstairs apartment that we stay in and still can have our own space) until we leave for Tokyo on the 1st of the year.
I vlogged bits and pieces of my month and you can see it over on my YouTube channel if you want a bit more insight on what’s been going on. I haven’t really filmed since I got home simply because there hasn’t been much to vlog about. Hubby and I have been enjoying laying low, sleeping in, and hanging out with my family. This is the first time either of us have had the chance to slow down in a long time and we are definitely embracing it. Soon we will be back in high stress mode as we travel and adjust to living in Tokyo. We have to enjoy the calm while we can.
Once we get settled in Japan I will be back and very active on here and on YouTube. The content will be mixed: some of my regular stuff as well as writing and filming my experience in Japan. Everything there will be new to us, so there will be a lot for us to see and experience. Until then, it will be a bit quiet around this little place on the internet. Everyone needs a break now and then, even bloggers.
For now, I just want to wish all of you a very merry Christmas and a spectacular end to 2014. I appreciate each and every one of you for taking the time to read through and connect with my little pice of the internet. I hope you enjoy family, friends, festivities, and fun as you feel the spirit of the holidays fill you. While the presents and parties are fun, remember the reason for the season is so much more than unwrapping a pretty box.
Thank you for being you.