What happens when your favorite season and a move collide? You end up in Japan of course!

The crisp mornings, the feeling of a warm cup of coffee between your hands, looking out the window and watching the turning leaves slowly fall and hit the ground. Yes, Fall is finally here!

For some, it means Pumpkin Spiced Latte. Which let’s admit, they are pretty tasty. For others it apple picking, hay rides or pumpkin patches. Then there are those that Autumn represents the start of the never-ending holidays.

For me, it means the start of not sweating profusely every day. Having most recently lived in Key West due to my husband’s military career, meant we were living in an endless summer. This Autumn you will find me enjoying watching the leaves change colors and fresh cool mornings in JAPAN!

Yes, I am officially living in Japan!

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine I would speak those words. Reality is, it was hard for me ever even to imagine living outside of Florida, considering I was born and raised there.

If I am truthful with myself, I have to admit that I am a little scared about this move. If it were just my husband and myself moving, honestly there would be no worry or hesitation, but with 1.5-year-old things are a little different. I worry about him, how will he settle in, not only into a new country but a new home with none of the family and friends he has come to love and accustomed to seeing near him?

And yet, there is so much excitement and wonder at living in a new foreign place. There is so much to learn and to experience. To teach our son at such a young age about a new culture. Experiences like this do not come by easily, something I truly do appreciate and am grateful for.

I look forward to sharing a few of our Japanese adventures as we get settled a bit more and begin exploring. I can’t help but think such a life-changing move was just meant to happen during my favorite season, maybe to help me acclimate and accept the move a bit more.

Look forward to hearing from you and seeing those fall inspired homes.

Happy Autumn!


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