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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)






So Long, Summer

Well, last weekend came and went, and I realized that I did not write a blog post. Oops. This weekend is a long weekend – in honor of “Respect for the Aged Day”- so I really have no excuse. Work has been normal, but busy. I never seem to have enough time to do everything …

Not About Japan

This has nothing to do with Japan, just something I’ve been thinking about lately in my own life. That deep, deep thirst within us that we try to satisfy with so many other things. It’s true that those things can be satisfying, but only one thing – one Person, rather – can actually touch that …