New Beginnings: August 8, 2017
The number 8 is the number of new beginnings. Today marks the 8th month and the 8th day of 2017! Cheers!
August 1st, I started a new venture to Tokyo, Japan.
Boarding the plane, the first thought that came to mind was, “What have you done?…Are you sure about this? You’ve sold everything! You’re moving to a place where you’ve never been and know no one…”
I accepted a position to work abroad in a field I am very passionate about, diversity and inclusion. As you can imagine, this change has re-shifted my life completely in more ways than one. I am still striving to release my debut book, Faceless Closure, by the end of 2017. Yes, while trying to juggle a new job and new place all together (pray for me).
I guess the decision to do seasonal blogging this year ended up working out for the best. However, I do plan to post often on Instagram and Twitter – capturing the sites and jotting epiphanies while in Tokyo. God truly blew my mind with this one! I am still processing it all.
Ironically, culture shock is something I learned through my role in Human Resources, but I never would of imagined that I would live it out this soon. Traveling and living abroad are two separate things.
“Culture shock can be described as four distinct phases: honeymoon, negotiation, adjustment, and adaptation.” – Wikipedia
I am definitely in the adjusting phase. In time, I’m confident that I will adapt and appreciate the change around me.
Moving to Japan will not only catapult my career, but it will also afford me the opportunity to fulfill an assignment that is bigger than myself. What that looks like in its entirety?? I am still searching for the full picture, but at the same time I am excited about the journey. Cheers!
What will I make peace with this season?
Allowing myself to just be. #BEing #LivingUnapologetically
Faceless Closure Moment:
I believe Japan will be:
* A place of healing.
* An assignment.
* An opportunity to own this space and time.
What is your new beginning?
“When you know the why, the where won’t matter. It’s time for freedom.” – John Gray
“Freedom’s Plow.” – Queen Sugar
“BEing is enough.” – Melody Beattie
Ecclesiastes 3 – A Time for Everything
1 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.