A Reflection

As we approach Aspen Mountain opening, I’ve been reflecting on some real things in my life. I feel as if I’m still debriefing from Japan. I could really go on and on about it. Some people have been asking me for a good place to check out everything Japan has to offer. Here is a national tourism website. Here is a basic guide in case you’re interested in taking a trip there some day (highly encouraged).

Japanese people have found a way in my heart. They are the kindest, most helpful, genuine, happy, and loving souls who made my trip better than I could have ever hoped for. I want to give a very special shoutout to Tomoko Kasai, Nobuko Kang, and Aki Weng for making my last night in Japan so special. Japan is possibly a once in a lifetime trip, but I’m hoping that isn’t the case for me! My time in Japan has given my inspiration and rejuvenated my soul.

I am a traveller, a go-getter, and an ambitious woman always seeking to learn. My experience in Japan has left me breathless. I feel truly cultured and touched. Everyone I met opened their hearts to Crystal and I. I met some bucket-list worthy people and travelled to some bucket-list worthy places. I laughed, I cried, and I soaked up every minute I was there to experience the wonderful country. I have a completely different perspective on life.

I am so grateful for a the love and light that surrounds me these days. My wonderful friends and family have been so tremendously supportive in my endeavors. Johnryan has been there to support all of my ambitions, and it gives me an overwhelming amount of love and joy to be by his side. Let’s take this month and not leave anything for granted. Don’t forget to say, ‘I love you,’ and hug your people goodbye.

Harboring anger and hate only leads to more of that. When you don’t self-reflect, how can you learn from any past mistakes? Think about it. Every workplace has an AAR (After Action Review) or an evaluation. Think of any survey or evaluation you’ve been asked to fill out after an event or conference. Maybe you’ve given these out, maybe you’ve received these. They have a purpose and we should do the same for ourselves. It will ultimately hurt you to be in denial. Wallowing in self-pity never did anyone good. Reflecting on your life and what you’ve accomplished so far may be something to dig into. Doesn’t this sound like a New Year’s post? Why not start early though? Life is so incredibly short.

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