Hello my lovelies, how are you all doing today?
Welcome to living the cereal life, which is what I would call my autobiography should I ever write one.
Today I thought I would change things up and just here and chat with you. Sort of like a vlog, but via a blogging format…or is that just a normal blog? Either way, I feel that recently, I have written articles of which I am proud. However, they are all carefully thought out and so far from the old-fashioned ‘diary’ style that birthed blogging in the first place, so I thought that I would do it old school today and just have a chat and let you know what’s going on in my life.
As many of you who follow my twitter and blog closely, my life in Japan is soon coming to an end after an amazing three years. I’ve been so excited about starting a new adventure, but as the moving date approaches and I start to say goodbye to my students, my heart is breaking. Japan is the place I first gained self-confidence. It’s the place I grew as a person, made friends and met the love of my life. Not to mention, I’ve had some fantastical adventures and life experiences that I will never forget. So as it is, I find my emotions see-sawing between melancholy and excited, before flip-flopping to stressed.
My house is also an amalgamation of boxes and rubbish bags, and I find myself a little reluctant to pull my postcards down from the walls, despite my love of packing. But, with each box packed, I’ve also been enjoying the open space more. The sparsely decorated room and shelves. Perhaps a more minimal and selective life truly is for me? I think I’ll try this out in my next place. Speaking of which…
Oh, guys, I am so overwhelmed right now. I have not announced this yet but, I’VE BEEN ACCEPTED TO DO AN MA. I am over the moon and the university is so prestigious for creative writing, it’s like a dream come true. That being said, the living situation is really stressing me out, since I am broke as ****. Every spare minute I’m scouring the internet for freelance writing jobs, so if you know of any websites or clients, PLEASE hook me up?
I think that’s pretty much it right now in the life of Naomi. I’ve been getting back into writing in my little spare time and am discovering the wonders of Spotify. All that mooood music. I’m also loving the Write Now podcast, but a little more on that in a different blog post I think.
Oh, and if you’re wondering about the title, it’s a reference to my love of cereal and the fact that I have been eating around two large bowls a day for the past two months.
Before I finish this blog, I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has kept supporting me and kept reading my blog despite the sporadic uploads as of late. I promise they will be more on time from now on. I am thinking of uploading on Sunday evenings, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Let me know what you think about those days?
A HUGE thank you
I also have to say a BIG thank you to my dear friend Maggie, who was kind enough to be the first person to buy me a Coffee over at Ko-fi.com. Adding that little button was a huge deal for me, and even now I look at it and feel a little like a fraud, that I am not talented enough. But enough of this self-doubt, I need to start acting professionally or no one will treat me as such. So Thank you, Maggie!! You are amazing.