When I first started working, like many eager millennials, I used to watch TED talks like it was the gospel of the 21st century — as if I could rub off the some of the success by watching videos of successful people talk.

One video particularly struck me — Stefan Sagmeister talked about the power of taking time off every 7 years.

Who knew that I would find myself quitting my job exactly after 7 years and taking my time off now. I even temporarily moved to Kyoto, Japan to enjoy this break.

And so this is how this blog starts. It is a record of my life in transition — my thoughts, my feelings, my photos of Central and Western Japan.

I hope you enjoy reading this as much I enjoy writing it.

Ivy
Feb 2016