tired of Tokyo is exactly one year old today! Which is why I chose today’s theme to be more related to the blog than anything I posted before – while at the same time also a lot more personal.
I often get asked why I’m ‘tired of Tokyo‘. And every time I ask myself how to explain why I chose this specific title for my blog – and that always brings me back to when I first created the blog one year ago.
I felt like I was stuck in a dead end at my job, which was fun, but not at all what I was promised when I was asked to work there. You could say that at that time I was really tired of my life here, it was just all too calculated and exactly the opposite of what I had pictured my life to be before. So I searched for a creative outlet which would let me connect with the things I’m interested in again and I so I found my way back into blogging – and the first thing that came to my mind when I had to pick a username was ‘tired of tokyo’ – because that was my state of mind back then.
Now, a whole year later I find myself in a much better place. I started a new school that leads me forward in what I want to accomplish and I am surrounded by many of my old and also newly made friends and I could not be happier at the moment.
I am not sick and tired of Tokyo yet, this city holds too many surprises behind every corner and even though I would love not having to deal with the weird stereotypes you encounter being a foreigner in Japan any more and move out of my tiny shoebox apartment to a different place, I will stay right here for just a little bit longer!