Burning, Blinking, and Getting Better

I had no idea I'd be visiting Kyoto during my time in Shiga Prefecture, Japan last year until my Takashima City host mother gave me an itinerary sheet the day before our group was set to travel there. Our tight schedule in Kyoto that day meant visiting the most obligatory must-see places: Kinkaku-ji, Fushimi Inari, … Continue reading Burning, Blinking, and Getting Better

A Mom is Many Things

A mom is many things. To one mom, this phrase overwhelms.  Her many things are an accumulation of the seemingly never-ending daily duties and demands. To another mom, this phrase encourages. Her many things are an accumulation of the seemingly miraculous things she is able to accomplish in a single day. In 70 days I'll … Continue reading A Mom is Many Things