Saturday, December 28, 2013

Law of Attraction

If you want something badly enough, it will be yours.

The drive to Hakuba...

First day on the snow...

Powder day in Nozawa...

Winter Wonderland

Nozawa Onsen

Girl's Day

This beautiful life I get to call my own.

The drive to Happone...

A night of fresh snow….

Heading to Tsugaike...

The American flag is a common print on Japanese snow gear….

And then we went to Cortina….

Hello Cortina!

Nagano prefecture….

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Better Late Than Never

Two weeks ago I turned twenty-six years old. I wrote this on the morning of my birthday, November 28, 2013….

Today I turn 26 years old. 
I don't have a husband or any kids. 
I don't have a boyfriend or a dog. 
I don't own a car or a house. 
I dont have an office job or a serious commitment to a career. 
I don't have any giant college loans or credit card debit. 
I don't own any furniture other than a Japanese style bed (floor mattress), and until yesterday I didn't own a phone. 
To most peoples' amazement, I don't even own a refrigerator.  

And yet, there is nothing I lack. 

I am free. 

I am alive.

I am experiencing the most beautiful life. 

I have the support of a family that loves me, and the greatest friends from around the world. There is nothing I wish for on my birthday, and nothing I am not thankful for, today on Thanksgiving.

Cheers to being 26.
….Into another adventure I go.