Wrapping up the year of living in a new country as a military family has been bittersweet. When we found out we’d be heading to Japan, our plan immediately was to take advantage of every opportunity, and to see and do as much as we could. I’m shocked at how much beauty exists in this country and the incredible ways in which this experience has helped us grow.
As entrepreneurs, a lot of the decisions we make are based on a fear of the unknown; but taking a leap of faith on your life and the amazing potential you can create is so much more worth it than letting the fear hold you back. In this short time of being here, I have discovered a culture that values living in harmony. And although we are living in some very trying times, I honestly believe we all go through situations that offer an opportunity to learn and grow. It’s simply a matter of changing your perspective and discovering the lessons that surround us.
This journey has allowed me to experience moments that can’t even be described in words. Standing at the hypocenter of where atomic bombs were dropped, experiencing the values in rice cultivation, and living in a place that has beaches, mountains, and seasonal changes all in the same view…it’s nothing short of amazing!!
In all I have experienced so far, I have learned some incredible lessons as a mom, a wife, and as a business owner.