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Life in Japan: C is for Change, Completeness and Cats

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Well, well, well. Look at what the cat dragged in…

I know. It’s been a long time since I put my sweaty fingers to the pad and wrote a post on here. Truth is, things have been pretty hectic – in my head at least, and I have been toying around with the idea of finishing ITA to focus on other, more important, things.


Does “Finishing” ITA Mean Completion?

Yes and no.

Did I blog as much as I wanted to? No. Did I write about everything that I had intended to? No. Does any of that matter? No, not really. Because although I haven’t “finished” this website, it’s still complete. And if you get the jist of what I’m saying, you may also agree that this idea corresponds to life too.

Wherever we’re at in our journey is absolutely fine. 

We will never finish everything. Life is a never ending to-do list. We just have to accept where we are now, and the changes that come our way. To accept things the way that they are, is completeness. Anything else is resistance and denial of what is. Change is necessary and we have to roll with the punches.


Lessons from Writing

This blog has been an incredible learning experience. It’s created new doors – and then opened them. It’s sparked my imagination, massaged my creativity and helped me to unveil another side to myself. A side that I didn’t even know existed.

Most importantly though, I’ve discovered that whilst having goals and aspirations is important, it doesn’t define us. Nor does where we live, what job we have, or how much money we make. Constantly striving for the next best thing may seem satisfying at the time, but we mustn’t forget to embrace where we are right now. If we are seeking retribution from an unknown future, we will never be truly satisfied, we will feel incomplete. I’ve certainly spent too much of my life, especially over the most recent years, focusing on the future. Hoping that it will bring me [insert your assumption here because it’s probably right].

Writing blogs and posts online has been fun, but one of the biggest game-changers has been writing for me. Have you tried it? Or do you already do it? For me, nothing else brings clarity to the crazy mind-monkeys quite like putting pen-to-paper and scratching out my thoughts.


What Have Cats Got to Do with It?

There is much to be learnt from cats – or actually, animals in general. They don’t hold resentment about the past, or get anxious about the future. They just are. They live their lives in the moment – complete and full. Change isn’t a problem for them because they don’t ponder over “what could be”. They just deal with it.

Change is coming my way, and your way too. And we are all complete as we are. No amount of future or past will ever change that. 

BTW, there will probably be a few more posts to go yet, I am just sharing my current thoughts with you. 

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