A small narration on becoming an adult – in Tokyo

I am back, and I am back with what one could call a bang, aka. a little life update.

I realise that I have not posted in a while, but work stress sometimes gets the best of me. Writing for me should be something fun, something I enjoy and look forward to doing. So I just took it easy, not forcing or pressuring myself to do anything I did not feel like doing.

Little disclaimer: I am not complaining whatsoever. I am still very grateful for every opportunity that has been given to me and I am very happy to be living and working in my favourite city in the world. This is just me talking about the hardships of mental strains of moving from a student-life to a fulltime work-life.

As much as I do not like to admit it, I am still not fully used to that adult-work-life routine. Long hours, many responsibilities, doing your best not to make unavoidable mistakes and getting all your laundry done when you finally have some free time during that way too short weekend (who was this baboon who thought two days of rest was enough!?)… And then still finding the time to go to the grocery store, cook, clean and socialise?! I’m slowly but surely getting there, but it is taking longer than I would have ever expected. I used to be one of those naive souls who believed that she was sooooo ready for adult life and sooooo done with being a student. Oh silly me. What I would give now to be able to just turn off my alarm clock and roll over in bed when I just don’t feel like going (Japanese Studies 2nd year essay class at 9AM anyone?). I am not giving up, I will get there and continue trying to become a decent adult (putting the fact aside that I just bought new socks because I forgot to do the laundry – again).

At work, I recently got more into copywriting, and it reignited my love for writing. I know I do not exactly apply copy to what I write for this blog, but it definitely sparked my interest to learn more! Without disclosing what my job is, it entails a large variety of tasks, whether it be writing, administration, event organisation, etc. I don’t just do my job, but within the same company I take on as many other “side” tasks as I can because I am eager to learn and discover where my passions lie during this first year of my working life. I would recommend this to anyone who just started out on the business market. Try out as much as possible, and before you know it, you will find that thing that makes you want to jump out of bed every morning to get started. I know this is not possible for everyone, and I am lucky that I work in a smaller company that allows me to take on a larger variety of responsibilities than referred to in my job description. However, if you can, start a side hustle, whether it be starting a blog to practice writing, teaching songs to children after work, promoting your photography skills, or if you have next level organisational skills, you can even become someone’s PA online! These days, pretty much everything is possible and you do not need to restrict yourself to one job if you have a big variety of interests. By reaching out and asking within my own company if I could help out with some writing, it really helped me understand that I absolutely love it. I only just started doing this, and my writing can still use a lot of improvement. But I am motivated more than ever to keep on learning.

However, as I mentioned before, work-life can still quite exhausting at times, and I often need to remind myself to take it easy and to not sweat the small stuff (note: my perfectionist mind literally cannot let go of the small stuff). As a writing exercise, I am going to (try) to be more consistent with this blog and try to post weekly, without stressing too much about the specific content. I will just write about what I like and feel like writing. I hope you are as exited as I am to for what is coming! I have made a few fun trips recently which I am very excited to talk about. So stay tuned for the next few upcoming articles!

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