This month has been jammed packed full of new & exciting plans! I feel like March has been a month of setting foundations & making my internal ideas into physical plans.
I can’t wait to share with the exciting things that have been going on in my life this month with you!
1 Year With My Partner
I am so happy to say that Koji and I have passed the one year mark in our relationship! There is so much I can say about how much gratitude I have for my partner, although I’ll try to keep it short.
After one year of the purest happiness and love, Koji has been my opportunity for so much adventure and personal growth, which is a big reason why he is number one on my gratitude list this month!
Without him, maybe I wouldn’t have even considered moving to Japan! I knew I wanted to travel after uni, but I thought I’d probably go somewhere a bit closer to home! Moving to Japan has been the opportunity of a lifetime and I’m forever grateful that Koji inspired me to take the leap to pursue the start of my career here.
He also inspired me to become a minimalist, which has helped me grow so much as a person over the last year. Being able to make the most of my life experiences and own less physical possessions has changed how I perceive my everyday life. Now I feel so much lighter and clear minded.
I can happily say that minimalism and moving Japan have been massive, positive life changes for me.
There are many things that bring me gratitude every single day because of Koji, but I couldn’t possibly list everything, or we would be here for a very. long. time.
So on that note, lets move on to the next dose of monthly gratitude!
Meeting Vegans Online
In recent months, as previously mentioned, I have been working so hard to put my ideas into action, which has included trying to get my businesses off the ground. While doing so, I’ve been connecting with so many other vegans online, especially through the Hello Vegan Bee Instagram site.
I have had the opportunity to meet vegans all over the world, and especially in Japan.
Since moving to Japan, I have only met two vegans in real life, so I feel so grateful that I have been able to connect with like-minded people online.
I have been considering arranging some vegan meetups within the Tokyo area, as a way for local vegans to meet each other. I would personally love to meet other vegans in Japan so let me know if that would be something you’d be interested in getting involved with!
If I can get a group of ‘yes’s then I will think about how to make it happen! Let me know!
Single Launch Preparations!
As you may know, I am a musician by heart and nature and a big ambition of mine for moving to Japan is to promote my upcoming album!
I am so excited to announce that this month I started promoting my first single ‘Talk About Nothin’! It’s coming out on the 20th April on all online platforms so I have been working really hard every day to get people in the know about it!
I’m am so grateful to be finally getting my new music out there after 6 months of sweat, blood and tears, sitting in my purple ambulance creating my album.
As well as the single coming out, I’ve been taking the first steps to arrange my first single launch! It will be a fancy dress, Alice In Wonderland themed party, where I am going to play a set and then we will dance the night away!
CD Of The Week
On the topic of my single release, I am grateful to have been chosen for CD Of The Week on Tim Chiwowhua Instagram account! Tim is an adorable chihuahua, who does music reviews every week as well as regular doses of puppy cuteness! It’s the dream Insta account for music & dog lovers! Go check out my lovely write up and go follow him!
Proud Moments on Graduation Day!
For those who don’t know, my day job is being a music & English teacher within a lovely little kindergarten.
For the last month, my students have been working so hard to prepare two songs to play at their Graduation ceremony.
When the day came, they sang with confidence for their parents. One of the songs was certainly not an easy one, but they nailed it and I was so proud of them! Those moments reminded me why I love my job so much!
(MORE) Free Food!
I’m starting to notice a reoccurring theme here! You get it, I just have a massive appreciation for food!
Very sadly, the two vegan people who I have met in real life so far since moving to Japan have gone back to England. Last month they were so kind as to give me a massive bag of food and this month they continued to bring me three more bags FULL of English and Japanese vegan goodies!
They were so grateful that it wasn’t going to waste but I was also SO grateful that they had been kind enough to give it to me! It was overwhelming!
On top of that, after the Graduation Ceremony at work, the teachers & staff were treated to a massive buffet. My boss was so kind and brought masses of fruit, salad & spaghetti in tomato sauce with me in mind. I ate SO much, and then to top it off, they let us take home all of the leftovers!
Best. Day. Ever!
My mini fridge is officially full!
Keeping To Routine & Feeling On Top Of Life
Finally, I am grateful because I feel like I have had my life together so much more recently. I’m happily settled into my new life and I have been able to follow my everyday routines easily, which has brought me so much time, productivity & happiness.
Over the last six months to a year, I have had so many ideas & ambitions for not only Hello Vegan Bee, but for my musical career. I feel like I am in competition with myself to see which company I can get off the ground first, which has been a great motivator!
Check out blog posts all about my routines:
Every day, before I got to work, I wake up between 4am to 6am. This gives me around 5 hours each morning to follow through with my business schedules and work on my personal goals, whether that is practising Japanese, blogging, sending emails to music promotors or simply meditating. The extra time in the morning has brought so much joy into my life and made it possible for me to feel like I am fulfilling my purpose in Japan.
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