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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)






Happy New Year!

Happy New Year’s Eve, everyone! I’m back from my trip to Kyoto – I spent exactly a week in this amazing city, Japan’s former capital, and had a fabulous time. Stay tuned for upcoming posts about the trip! Today, though, I just want to write a short post about New Year’s, and give you a …