The Girl in Translation


Addition to Japan Blog Directory

New Blog: The Girl in Translation

Often when I explain that, come March, I will be leaving the nest and flying to live thousands of miles away in a country I have only had the pleasure to visit once, many are often awed and even inspired. I find this surprising, for many reasons. I believe (wholeheartedly) in deciding what you want to do with your life, and doing it. Simple. You can have anything you want, so long as you work hard enough for it. It has been a dream of mine for years and years to live in Japan. I worked hard to make that dream a reality and I am about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. It occurred to me that someone might actually be interested in reading this tale. So, here it is, the story of that journey

About this Japan blogger

My name is Jess Damerst. I am a girl, very much like another girl you may have come across in the past. I enjoy laughing, learning, reading, running, dreaming, living and believing. I have blue eyes, a splattering of freckles across my face and curly brown hair that is impossible to contain. I’m a girl of Greek and Scotch-Irish decent, who went to a public school and graduated with good grades to attend a local university. I studied art and business and I come from a modest background surrounded by the love of family and friends. However, I am not at all like that girl you may have met before. For I am a girl in love with the world and all it’s wonder. I am a girl who’s eyes are blue on most days, green on some and grey on the others. I am a girl who is both determined and enlightened. I am a girl who is afraid but brave, downtrodden but uplifted. Most importantly, I am a girl who wants to grow and learn in love and life.

I have  decided to take my dreams 6,000 miles away from home to see what I can make of them. This is the story of that journey.

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