the okinawan life.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

My story is pretty simple - about a year ago I got engaged and married all within a week, left my job a month later, moved to Japan and never looked back. My husband Matthew and I agree that June 28, 2013 was by far the CRAZIEST day of our lives. Now that I think about it, attempting the RMV that same day was probably the worst decision ever. Just a little tip for those who decide to marry on a whim :) 

It's safe to say my life changed completely. I went from walking down the halls at my 9-5 to walking down the streets of Okinawa as a military wife. We have already traveled to places like Taipei, parts of Europe and my favorite so far, Tokyo. And I know this is just the beginning. It's crazy, unexpected, yet wonderful how life works.

So now that you all know a little bit about me…why a blog? Honestly, I wanted a place where I could  share this experience. It's not everyday you get to say, 'I live in Japan!' so why not write about it? I get to meet amazing people, travel to places I never thought I would travel to, AND have access to the best sushi you could possibly have. I mean, let's be serious…that last reason alone is enough for me :)

So follow me as I chat anywhere from life here on island to fashion and food to DIY and more. Everyday is a surprise (For the planner in me, I'm still trying to get used to this!) and can't wait to share it all. Oh, and did I mention I'm also planning the wedding with less than 7 months to go?!  Time is flying by so sit back, relax and welcome to my everyday life!

p.s. Some events/posts may be chronologically out of order so bear with me as I catch up!

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  1. This is so great Jen! Can't wait to read more!

    1. Thanks so much Nicole!!!! You're my first comment! Yippee!

  2. wow i cant believe you got married so quickly it all sounds amazing! lovely blog :) id love it if youd comment back xx

  3. Thanks Amy! Heading over to your blog now :)

  4. Yay! I'm so happy the interwebz have once again brought us back together (thanks Instagram!) and I am so glad you're blogging! Wow! To get engaged and married in a week AND move abroad! This is insane and fantastic! I certainly can't wait to read more! Oh and I feel you on the wedding planning...girrrrrl. Always have supplies to make mimosas on hand. Are you going to have the wedding there or in the US? Love you, peaches!
    PS: FOD 4 life! ;)


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