Ever since I started my new job back in September last year my schedule has been like none I would ever imagined.
Salary wise I've made a significant 50% increase, but at the cost of very little time off.
However, as time now has passed and I have officially been granted a full status and permanent job it will go back into a more realistic and normal schedule.
I will still be busy, but now with more time to spare.
This time is something I will now put into getting back into old habits. From more kendo practice and doing what matters, to focusing more into developing my own photographical experience and being more active in my online commitments.
Another big change for me is my current private status.
After spending over two years in contact and being together with my Japanese girlfriend it was time to move on.
It was something I realized last summer during my visit to her, but it took until now to weigh all the options, plans and possibilities.
That day a few weeks ago now is not something I am proud of. But at a stage one has to move on. Continuing on would only create false hopes for both me and her, and all in all I think it was for the best of both of us.
I spent some really horrible days after the breakup, but with good friends to support me the transition did not become as horrible as it could.
If you ever read this Naoko: I am sorry it had to end like it did, but I truly hope you enjoyed the times we spent together. I am sorry for the horrible days you have had to endure, but I truly hope you will find true happiness with someone closer very soon.
As for myself, I've had a lot of things troubling me and things on my mind this last year. However, things are starting to clear up and loose ends are being tied up. Only time will show the true turnout of things, but I hope and I aim for the best. I have a lot of good friends all around the world that have given me their support.