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Hello readers! My name is Nicole. I’m from Maine, but am currently in the process of embarking upon an adventure to teach English in Japan through the Wakakusa English Program. I’ve been fascinated by Japan since I was in first grade, so I’m really excited about fulfilling one of my lifelong dreams! I’m grateful for my family who always supports me and for God who helps me navigate this thing called life!

“It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to stand on the heights.” – Psalm 18:32-33 (NIV)






Culture Festival!

Hello, blog world, and my favorite blog readers! 🙂 This weekend, my town had its annual cultural festival. Because the town is on the small side, the festival isn’t really that spectacular of an event, though it is interesting. Last year, I went to the community center and browsed the artwork on display, and looked …

Snake Tales

Today, I saw my fourth snake of the year. Why??!! It was actually kind of ironic. Yesterday, at Japanese class, I was talking to two of the volunteer teachers about the snake I saw a few weeks ago. We got into a discussion about what kind of snake it might be, and one of the …