This past week has been one of the most stressful all year, and I’m no stranger to work stress. On Tuesday I had to go all the way to Wakayama (a four-hour round trip by express train) to give a 90-minute lecture about Western culture. On Thursday and Friday I had to give two lectures in Osaka for a national teachers’ association regarding Western style education (and they were very well-received, thanks to your help!). The lectures themselves were not so hard, but preparing for them was.
I also had to oversee operations at all four JJs Cafes – not that it’s such a hardship to sit around sipping coffee and chatting with extremely pleasant and well-read people, but when you have to go to three different places in one day, as I did today, it can get a bit stressful, especially when you can’t get their names and details straight.
And on top of all that, I had my usual hectic round of private lessons, tutorials, translating assignments, and cram school. I feel exhausted.
You know, I like my life very much, but during weeks like these, I have to stop, grit my teeth, and remind myself, “Miko, you wanted this, remember?” It can be hard sometimes.
Anyway, I have some good news! I have fallen in love with one of the JJs regulars. We’ve only known each other a few weeks, but I can no longer deny my feelings for him. He’s Belgian, with huge brown eyes and lovely brown hair. The first time I laid eyes on him, my heart skipped a beat, and obviously he felt the same way, because as soon as he saw me from across the room, he came over and laid his head in my lap.
His name is Koo, and he looks like this. Don’t you think he’s gorgeous?