ten years ago, my dearest friend gave me this talisman as i readied myself to relocate overseas to italy and start a brand new life. a small ceramic egg stamped with a powerful little word. i hand carried this talisman with me as we traveled to japan and begin our new chapter here as well. this word is a beautiful mantra that i often whisper in times of transition. (the sweet talisman artist is the talented, rae dunn)
beginnings are interesting - they are full of anticipation, excitement, and possibility; yet also swirled with a touch of nostalgia. it is normal to compare to what you know, what you have known, and what you hold dear. but everything we are encountering here in japan right now is so vastly different, so new, that even the smallest of tasks can feel like a grand adventure. adventures can come with a bundle of emotions, and we are knee deep into navigating those as we explore this brand new home.