Move Move Move

With all the dreadful earthquakes hitting Japan, I’ve been thinking about how important it is to MOVE NOW. I’ve come to realize that if we wait for the “right” time we will be waiting forever. There is no right time. There will always be a better time; when you’re in a better place, more financially stable, healthier, fitter, stronger, with a clearer state of mind etc etc and that is an endless chase. So wear your nice suit and your best skirt, tell your crush/partner/spouse and loved-ones just how much they mean to you or your colleagues, local baker and next-door neighbor, how much you appreciate them. Use your expensive crockery yourself, don’t save them for a special occasion. Today is the special occasion. And if there’s something you’ve always wanted to do, do it. Life is short. So cliche or not, make the most of your life and move NOW. Though your move(s) doesn’t have to be huge nor melodramatic, it doesn’t have to be migrating to a new country or changing your career (though it can be). Movement can also happen in small steps. For each of us these are different. They can be baking a pie, a quiet walk in nature or building a chair. In the words of Miranda July, “don’t wait to be sure. Move, move, move.” To which I want to add: love love love and create create create.

Pictures from top to bottom: morning walks before work in my very rural and very pretty village, Mexican night at Kaori’s with brown rice and slow-cooked boar meat, Persian bento game on point with mayo-free Persian salad olivieh (recipe HERE) and last, a Kiwiana delivery by Anisa sensei for the other senseis.


  1. This is the kind of stuff I have been reflecting on at length over the past few weeks. Move and flow with the current of the universe. Intuit and allow balance and peace, rather than constantly analyzing every aspect and angle.

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  2. I was actually thinking of quitting my security guard job and focus full-time on getting published.

    Maybe I shouldn’t keep waiting. Maybe if I keep waiting for a better time, a safer moment, to hand in my resignation, I might find myself still working as a guard 10 years later.

    If I want to become a published writer, I have to do it NOW.

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      1. Thanks for your encouragement.

        I am actually typing out my resignation letter on my phone right now.

        I HAVE to leave at the end of this month, because I have already arranged for friends to meet me on the 1st of May for a meeting, to discuss the crowdfunding of my book. After that meeting, I expect I would have to jump into action and work hard.

        You know, with drafting letters and meeting people and online marketing and so on and so forth. I don’t think I will still be able to commit to a 60-hour work week once I get started with my book publishing efforts.

        So this resignation is really for the best, right? *kinda uncertain all of a sudden*

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      2. The way I see it, there is no right or wrong way. You can always find work again. If the book doesn’t work, it won’t be the end of the world but you’ll never know unless you try! Life is too short to stay in one position for too long! Move and create and do what you love! How can that be bad?

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      1. NZ is the best! I love it so much. Also, it has won for the fourth year in a row, the best country to live in so my dear, you have nothing to worry about at all!


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