Couples That I Am Both Oozing With Jealously Over and Over The Moon Happy For At The Same Time.

Allow me to introduce you to some of the cutest couplely phenomenas of 2015 as we know it.

  1. Thomas Rhett — I totally get it that Country music is not everyones cup of tea but I like to think everyone likes even just small doses of a sappy situations even if they don’t like to admit it. You don’t have to, you can just watch these videos and shed a few tears in secret.

Not only am I jealous of his stunning wife’s beautiful hair, the fact that they were high school sweethearts, and her role in every single one of her husband’s music videos but also their lifestyle together.

Click here to watch.

While watching the video I started to recognize all of the places. —Welcome to Hawaii, it’s beautiful—. Same trees.  Same beach entrance. I am basically going to live that life when I am older.


Bragging rights- I have so used the same shower the is shown in the video.

2. Jake & Peyton

Jake clearly did his proposal right. He got the girl and captured all of it on camera. Again these to are pretty much everyones relationships goals. I’ve always been one for wishful thinking and excessive optimism. I’d like to think this isn’t too much to ask for. Anyways, congrats to those two. Click here.

If you didn’t get you sum of sap tonight and  you are feeling extra enchanted by their relationship and that video wasn’t enough click here for Peyton’s instagram. (Everyone social media stalks to they just don’t admit it.)

If you haven’t squealed or made squishy faces yet I have on last thing up my sleeve. Cat-fishing.


Over the Hump

With everything there is a point were you just want to quit and give up but once you get past that certain point it gets easier. Oncer past it you can just cruise like it is no big deal.

Workouts: after five minutes I’m over it but if you distract yourself enough that you aren’t bored and focused on counting down to an acceptable time to quit, you can go much much farther.

Same goes for my sleep pattern for me it is 10:00 bed time or 3:00 am, there is no in between.

Year one had it’s challenges, ups and downs. But all that means nothing in comparison to the reward. Honestly, I couldn’t picture myself being anywhere else. Tokyo feels like it has been my home forever. I have become so accustom to the transportation system, my apartment, the people I have met, and the travel that I have done. Tokyo is my home really, I have a job here, I attend school here, I have friends here, my family is here (most of it, hi Brendan), my apartment is here, all of my things are here. Going back in a year is going to be hard. I’d say it is safe to say I am over the hump on this journey. 2014 has come and go, school year number two has begun and now it is time for part two to commence .

In retrospect, I should have taken more photos and posted more on my blog. But who is to say I won’t be better in 2015-2016.

Side note: I think the attribute of world traveler can officially be applied. In one year I travelled to Bangkok, Phuket, Port Douglas, Cairns, Sydney, Tokyo (and back many times), Honolulu, Maui, Chicago, Indianapolis, and Denver.

Further Side note:This year’s travel plans include the US, Bali, and if all goes well Bhutan. Plus the various trips around Japan I have roughly planned but aren’t worth mentioning at the moment.