Back from Okinawa! what a trip. First time in Japan. It was a perfectly strange place to go for my 40th birthday. I mean a Latin/Nordic woman with her Kiwi partner in Japan.
Gotta love the world we live in
But really I felt illiterate! I couldn’t read and there were hardly any signs in the Latin alphabet (I mean not enough).
This was new. Being a person who loves to figure out right away how the language is constructed and tries her best to communicate a little bit thereafter, this was a bummer! I was stuck, confused and honestly sad that I couldn’t figure out all the beautiful foods and spices we saw, but I was mesmerized at the same time.
I do love the feeling of being lost though. This is why traveling is so rewarding for me. I am forced to use other skills and figure stuff out. It’s also a great way to practice patience and gratitude.
Fukushuen gardens, Naha – for a minute of silence and gratitude
My morning routines which ideally (on a perfect day) consists of lemon, ACV and salt drink, a shortish workout, 10 min meditation, yoga asana, journaling, and ginger coffee,
just went completely out the window! I mean who has time to do all that when you are exploring an amazing island in the hottest and most humid time of the year?
I did not feel my most balanced and fittest self, to be honest, but I also know now more than ever, that life is ALWAYS about balance. No use trying to be perfect. Time flies, let’s enjoy the beautiful moments and be grateful for all that we do have.
Today, when I am back home, I sip on my lemon, ACV and salt drink, have my veggies, and make my perfect green juice.
Let me know if you want to know more about traveling in Okinawa and If you want tips on healthy routines.
Sayonara for now.