Why I am ‘tired of Tokyo’ – and why not!


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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.

So: No.
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!

5 Responses
  • Miyagi Mermaid
    August 26, 2015

    Congratulations on one whole year! I am happy to say I have followed you for most of it. I really like the name, it always evoked a sense of somber and humble attitude about living in Tokyo that i admire. Like someone who can see both the good and bad in everything.

  • Carine
    August 27, 2015

    This was a great-to-read post! Tokyo is such a vibrant city, I don’t think you’ll ever get tired of it!

  • Mia
    August 27, 2015

    Congratulations on one whole year! (but wtf, already one year? Like, for real?!)

    I have followed you since the good ol’ “graphic noise” days and am still in love with your blog, your photos and your style! <3 I really like that you put in some personal writing here too (though I guess it's kind of easy for me to relate as I'm just another German girl in the big city and sometimes also "tired of Tokyo").

    Anyway, cheers to you and keep it up girl!
    Auf hoffentlich noch viele weitere Jahre! 😀

  • mika
    August 28, 2015

    congrats on a year, love! and i totally understand what you mean! i’m just so glad that you’re now doing what you love and pursuing what you want to get where you ultimately want to be! <3333

  • Katie Lockwood
    August 28, 2015

    Love how you came up with your blog name babe. It’s always good to remind yourself why you started this journey! Congrats on reaching a new milestone 🙂
    Katie | Miss Adonis

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