Hello everybody. My name is Julie and I'm seventeen. I come from Europe so English is not my mother language. However, now I'm in Japan. From others point of view, my life is interesting. I've visited more that 25 countries in Europe, Afrika, America and Asia. I tried skydiving, bungee jumping, diving, highest roller castle in the world, free fly in a wind tunel, small planes and dangerous things like getting into car with my sister who was learning how to drive, or testing food she cooked. And what did I do this morning? I googled:
" Life that would be interesting." I'm sure that as I grow there will be more things to tie me down- college, getting money, finding an apartment. In short,I'm in Japan and I still feel like my life is boring as hell. I' m about o climb Mt.Fuji, but I think that even if I climbed Mt. Everest it wouldn't bring me an inch closer to satisfaction.
Everything that I have done made me happy, but only for a short period of time. I have done nothing that others could profit from, something that other would remember. So, does enybody know what should I do? I can't figure it out.
Just over a year ago I was in this same place. It's a short and touristy row of shops leading up to a temple in Asakusa, Japan. Last time I was here it was my first time in Japan, which meant that I was so enthralled with being there that I didn't realize what a tourist trap it was.
Now I'm here again and I see the place in a different light. I've lived in Japan for almost two months now as part of my year long trip around the world.
As I look up at the paper lanterns dangling above the street I have a thought.
Awesome email here -
One of the 900 here -- and this is my FIRST time ever emailing a Blog. I was a little hesitant to write this actually, in part because I so enjoy your blog that I almost didn't want to "burst the bubble". But after reading a lot of posts and already having spent quite a bit of time previously ( and constantly ) in introspection, I would really appreciate your input on a major stumbling block....
My short question is: How do you connect with someone? And, secondly, based on your preference of doing away with pleasantries / small talk, how do you connect with someone without the seemingly required "pleasantry" stage of a conversation?