I got the amazing opportunity to go back to my childhood home to celebrate my sister's birthday. This truly was a trip of a lifetime! Last year my sister and I talked about this happening, dreamed up many places to go and after settling on Japan, we decided on Bali too. But then, to our dismay, we got news the volcano on Bali was erupting. We quickly changed plans, once again, and headed to Okinawa and its' surrounding islands. I did not know if this trip would/could happen, but it did and I am so grateful!
While in Japan I was getting all the feels: it felt SO familiar, yet at the same time so distant, like a childhood friend that you grew up going to their house almost everyday and have not seen in years. Over the course of the first few days I realized why! I am a different person walking on familiar lands. Such a bizarre feeling, yet at the same time a call to a huge challenge. How do I walk in these "new shoes?"
On a more personal note: the day after I arrived in Japan I got to teach art therapy! Made my heart so happy! Meeting new and old friends was a blessing too. I love hearing people's hearts and what makes them tick. Lately I have really enjoyed connecting friends. Please check out my friends and their work below: