Since my birthday was a few weeks ago, I have decided to make a list of 23 things that I learned at 23. 23 was kind of a big year for me, but not as big as 22. At 22, I graduated college, moved to a foreign country, and started a new job. There were a lot of changes. At 23, I’ve been living in Japan with the same job, all year. But, I still feel like I’ve grown a lot as a person—my priorities have definitely changed, my interests have changed, and I think I’ve become a much kinder and more understanding person (I hope so, anyway).
It’s been about a month and a half of adulting and since my last update (week 3), I haven’t made much of a change in the way I spend. But, given that it has been over a month, I am able to analyze my monthly spending, as a whole, including big, once-a-month expenses, like rent.
Over the past two weeks, I’ve been busy working on Thank You cards for all of my students (well, most of my students). My last classes are approaching quickly and I want to give them something as a token of my appreciation for their hard work, and to remember me by—I’d like them to remember me as being nice. 🙂
Another short letter to my future husband. 🙂
It has now been three full weeks of adulting and maybe unsurprisingly, no big changes have happened since last week. I think this will be my last weekly update and instead, I’ll do monthly updates, unless I find something really interesting in my spreadsheet or make a drastic change.
About a month ago, I had the pleasure of visiting Hokkaido with my mama and aunty! It’s been almost 8 months since I’ve last seen them and it was great to be with my family again! We stayed mostly in Sapporo and had a very relaxing and leisure-filled vacation.
It has been two weeks since I’ve started adulting. The past week was my first week back to work after a long, dearly missed summer vacation. I started work again last week Thursday, so it was interesting to see how my normal spending compared to my spending during the summer.
I’ve been using Bobbi Brown’s Vitamin Enriched Face Base for about a week now, so I thought I’d do a review on it. I’ve been using this primer for over two years and I still love it!
By now, if you are like me, you are aware of Elite Daily’s column, “Confessions Of A True Fuckboy,” a weekly column devoted to explaining what goes on in a fuckboy’s mind. I will admit that I find some the articles within this column very amusing, but after reading “Confessions Of A Fuckboy: What Guys Really Think About Marriage,” I was very annoyed.
It has been exactly a week since I’ve started this adulting thing. And even though it has only been a week, I think I have made some progress!
As a young woman at the age of 23, soon to be 24, I have decided to begin life as an adult. By this, I don’t mean living on my own, having a full-time job, paying for all of my bills on my own (for the most part, anyway), making sure I eat enough fairly nutritious food to keep breathing, and drinking enough beer to make up for all of you 21+ year-old fools that don’t drink enough on your own. I particularly excel at that last one, but who am I to judge my own drinking abilities?!
For almost a year, I’ve been riding the train with a less than attractive high school couple (well the girl is in high school because she wears a uniform, but the boy? in college? high school drop out?), that clearly like each other very much. Every morning, I ride the same train and get on the same car, and so do they. And every morning, I stare at them, while silently judging them. At first, I thought, “You guys are way too young to be in a relationship, focus on school!” Then, I began to think, “Oh, you guys need to shut the fuck up. And gross, no one wants to see your PDA.” Then, I grew oddly attached to them and began to think, “Oh, you guys are kind of cute. Do your thang.”