I haven’t written any book reviews in a while because my freelance work has been insane. I’m finally taking a break so I can move house.
We’ve been living in Musashi-Kosugi, Kawasaki, for nearly two years now. It’s a beautiful apartment building in a city-like neighbourhood with an amazing view of Tokyo.
I’ve been so blessed to live here.
When I was a kid, I always wanted to live in a luxurious apartment in a big city, and my dream was realized. It’ll always be my “newly-married life” apartment. I was quite poor growing up, and I never really thought I’d have the opportunity to live somewhere like this.
What a gorgeous place this is. But we’ve decided to buy a house near the beach. A family home for when we have children. And a dog!
Today is the final day of living here, and to be honest, I’m more excited than sad. Our new neighbourhood will have the cheerful “ding, ding, ding” of a train crossing instead of fire engine sirens, and the smell of the sea. But I will miss that beautiful view, living five minutes from a large supermarket, and being able to go shopping in the nearby department store anytime I want.
I feel like it’s a new chapter in my life. I’m going from city girl to beach girl. From one-bedroom apartment to multi-bedroom house where I can decorate, customize, plan for babies, and eventually get a puppy. From new bride to mother. It’s been great, Musashi-Kosugi. I’ll never forget this charming town.