for japan with love.

Sending positive thoughts & healing prayers to Japan in their time of need may seem trivial in comparison to what the country is going through, yet it is one of the most powerful things we can do. This past week my blog over here has been pretty quiet because I've been contemplating over how sad and terrifying it must be for all the people of Japan right now. 

For the past few months Ryan and I were making plans in the following year to apply to Japan's JET program to go overseas to teach English abroad for a year. Now I want to go more than ever and help in any way I can, but I'm also aware that leaving home to help others means sacrificing my time with my family (and I've been living 8+ hours away from them for two years) and time with family is precious. Who knows what the future holds. 

Thanks to utterlyengaged.com  I will be participating as a blogger in a Day of Silence tomorrow, Friday, March 18th.  All this means is no posts on Friday, in memory for the victims of Japan.

and any little bit helps...

ShelterBox provide emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for families around the world who are affected by disasters at the time when they need it the most. 

Please visit For Japan With Love to learn more about this cause and donate to the relief efforts


  1. So glad we are both doing this together! Thank you so so so so SO much for your comment, you made me feel much better! Those mean comments really made me shake for two straight hours. I absolutely admire the fact that this whole tragedy makes you want to go teach English there even more as opposed to backing out because you're scared. It is truly inspirational and more people should be as giving and kind as you!
    Again thanks so much, for being supportive and for being you!

  2. hard to carry on with life in such a terrible time isn't it? this is a great idea, hope you're having a good weekend :)