When people think of Japan, they think of Tokyo. Crazy nightlife and some wacky mixes of the modern with the traditional. The last thing they think of is a rural city in the “middle of nowhere”, with fresh water and magical views. Gujo was exactly that.
Life is the default category for my blog posts. It usually contains anything to do with my general life, or life at the moment. Recounts of stories from years gone by would appear in Stories.
For my first post of the year I reflect on some of my thoughts about my life right now, and how I will be improving on my physical health, mental health, and overall mindset from 2017 to 2018.
Another year, another review. Getting married, moving, changes at work, lifestyle changes, 2017 wanted to throw it all at me. Clearly, there was no challenge I couldn’t get through.
Our three days in Kyoto included Arashiyama bamboo forest, monkey park, Nara deer park, Fushimi Inari-Taisha (the thousands of torii gates), and several temples. Kyoto is the place to go to experience a lot of the traditional side of Japan.
Even though we stayed in Osaka for three nights, on our third day we went on a day trip to Hiroshima and Kobe.
Our first stop in Japan was Osaka, the second largest metropolitan area in Japan, famous for areas such as Dotonbori.
My mum did my makeup on Nick’s and my wedding day. She did an amazing job!
A brief summary about our wedding day.
Tomorrow, Nicholas and I will be Mr and Mrs Cooke.
At this time when my mental health is at a low, I wanted to write about how we can reduce the stigma around mental health and how we can explain it to people who may have misconceptions about it. Mindsets can change and people’s mental health can definitely improve.