Living in Japan was an amazing experience for me and I definitely do not regret taking that opportunity at all. But, after almost 2 years there, I found myself really unhappy and I was more than ready to come home.
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Since I'm moving back home next April, I thought it'd be a good idea to start getting rid of some things that I don't need and don't want to take back home with me.
Since my birthday was a few weeks ago, I have decided to make a list of 23 things that I learned at 23. 23 was kind of a big year for me, but not as big as 22. At 22, I graduated college, moved to a foreign country, and started a new job. There were a lot of changes. At 23, I've been living in Japan with the same job, all year. But, I still feel like I've grown a lot as a person—my priorities have definitely changed, my interests have changed, and I think I've become a much kinder and more understanding person (I hope so, anyway).
It's been about a month and a half of adulting and since my last update (week 3), I haven't made much of a change in the way I spend. But, given that it has been over a month, I am able to analyze my monthly spending, as a whole, including big, once-a-month expenses, like rent.
Over the past two weeks, I've been busy working on Thank You cards for all of my students (well, most of my students). My last classes are approaching quickly and I want to give them something as a token of my appreciation for their hard work, and to remember me by—I'd like them to remember me as being nice. :)
It has now been three full weeks of adulting and maybe unsurprisingly, no big changes have happened since last week. I think this will be my last weekly update and instead, I'll do monthly updates, unless I find something really interesting in my spreadsheet or make a drastic change.
It has been two weeks since I've started adulting. The past week was my first week back to work after a long, dearly missed summer vacation. I started work again last week Thursday, so it was interesting to see how my normal spending compared to my spending during the summer.
By now, if you are like me, you are aware of Elite Daily's column, "Confessions Of A True Fuckboy," a weekly column devoted to explaining what goes on in a fuckboy's mind. I will admit that I find some the articles within this column very amusing, but after reading "Confessions Of A Fuckboy: What Guys Really Think About Marriage," I was very annoyed.