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Saturday, May 10, 2014


This is Normal Me. Hi, nice to meet you!


This is me when I get caught up in The Great Circle of The Future. It's where I find myself this morning. It's all a grand part of being a solo adventurer.

I love living in Japan, but there's also a part of me that wants to be closer to my family. But there aren't many opportunities in my field where they live. So then I think that I should do this or that or the other thing. I wind up spending a lot of time and mental energy and not figuring anything out.

Anyway, I've been feeling really stressed today, and I'm going to have to work on some healthy ways to deal with it. Maybe I'll go for a walk by the sea and do some meditation. If I do some art as well, I can earn a lot of camp points and feel better.

I love living in Japan, and I love my family. I wish I could figure out how to have both things.
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  • PKCTTS
    emoticon Life just comes with trade offs (unfortunately), when I've been given choices of either family or "this" opportunity - family (and probably comfort/safety) have always been my choice. Consequently, there are a lot of things I haven't seen or done.

    Get out there and do the things that make you love Japan today. And, know that you can always go home. Relax and follow your heart, you will rarely be disappointed in where it leads you.
    2442 days ago
  • ADARKARA
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    2442 days ago
  • PMRUNNER
    Hugs! Best wishes as you figure out how to balance two strong forces pulling you in opposite directions!
    2442 days ago
  • MARYDSAN
    Amen! My exact thoughts this week! I love Japan, but I have a 101 year old aunt, 3 grown children, 4 grandchildren, and a brand new great grandchild. They are all building memories without me! I ate Mother's Day lunch alone in one of my favorite places-beautiful, the lunch was delicious, but I was alone on a special day. My normal Sunday lunch partners did not come today. But I was still so blessed! I got a message from DD as she and her son were taking off for their trek across Europe, and an eflower from my son. Hope you soon figure something out (me, too!)
    2442 days ago
  • STEVENKIND
    Wow, Japan. That's a long way off from family if they are way over here. I understand the this or that or other thing and spending too much time worrying about the future. I have to find some way to bring me back to the present. Hope the stress passes.

    2443 days ago
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