I just got back to Japan from two blissful weeks in Belgium.

I went back to my home country for two weeks to spend the holidays with my family and friends. I’m currently sitting here at my dining table in my Japanese apartment looking over my holiday photos and can’t help but feel truly refreshed after that vacation. It was 100% what I needed. Christmas Eve and Day was spent with my close family, NYE was spent with some of my best friends at the Belgian coast, and on New Year’s Day, I was surrounded by my loving family again. Two weeks was the perfect period to see everybody I wanted to see and do as much as possible without exhausting myself. I took the train more times than I can count, I had more coffees than was good for me, travelled to a province I hadn’t been to yet and even spent a day in the Netherlands. I even had a few days off in between to regain some energy. All in all, it was a lovely trip.

I have to admit, I was scared that I would not want to go back Japan, after being surrounded again by all that is familiar, but honestly, I just regained a new sense of confidence and motivation. I am so happy to be back in my lovely apartment, in this more-than-life-city, get back to it and make 2020 my year!


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