Lately I have been feeling the pressures of working, transitioning to a new job, and an increased work load at my current job, and (as of late) I honestly feel like it’s been affecting my writing and my blog. I love writing this blog, and I will continue to do so, but I want it to be something that I can be proud of, and something that people find practical, fun, and compelling to read.
As a result, I have decided to hold off on my posting for the next four to five days. This will give me a chance to take care of job applications here in Japan and do some much needed apartment hunting. It will also allot me the opportunity to update some unfinished articles on my site, to do some quality video/audio updates…to make this blog better.
I want to say a heartfelt thank you to those of you who read my blog on a regular basis. Your feedback has been truly inspirational for me. Your comments, your questions, and your emails make me feel like I’m not just writing for the sake of writing (although I like Japan so much I probably would). Even when writing purely for fun, I feel like I am providing something that can help people to enrich their lives, or at the very least…keep them well-informed.
Prior to August of this year, I had never done any blogging whatsoever, but I knew I loved writing, so I thought the two would go hand in hand. Not being much of a techie, I’ve found certain aspects of creating my blog/website frustratingly fun. It’s been exciting, enlightening, encouraging, enthralling, relaxing, slow, sad, therapeutic…wonderful. I am so looking forward to what this blog will become in the next few months (I really think you’re going to like what I have in store for you).
So if you’re a regular reader, please take this time to go through some of my former articles that you may not have read yet, listen to some audio you haven’t heard, and look at some of my blog videos you haven’t seen, and sign up for my RSS feed. Take some time to make comments on the articles that interest you, send me comments by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you feel so inclined. This will help me to better understand what you want to know about life here in Japan.
I am making, what I feel is, a wise retreat in order to come back a bit stronger. Please bear with me during one of my most challenging experiences in Japan so far.