Autumn Plans

Well, summer’s stifling heat has all but gone and it’s now autumn in Tokyo. I always think of this time of year as nature’s reward for sweating and slogging through the previous three months. However, the weather’s anything but dull and a second large typhoon katsudon-beerstorm in as many weeks is making its way up the Japanese archipelago. Roll on November with her warm days and gentle breezes.

As you can see from the photo, I recently celebrated completion of another cycle round the sun with a delicious bowl of homemade katsudon, washed down by a Guinness or two. Many thanks to my SO and her sister for their kindness.

And fortified by good food and drink, here’s what I have planned for the next few months. Goal #1 is to successfully complete National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and kick start the fiction ideas I’ve been mulling over since this post – “I should be Writing 2“. I’ll also be making an effort to meet up with other NaNo writers in Tokyo during November.

Goal #2 will be to grow a tache in support of “MOVEMBER (THE MONTH FORMERLY KNOWN AS NOVEMBER) IS A MOUSTACHE GROWING CHARITY EVENT HELD DURING NOVEMBER EACH YEAR THAT RAISES FUNDS AND AWARENESS FOR MEN’S HEALTH.” I participated last year and it was a lot of fun for a worthwhile cause – see my post with the before and after photos.

Goal #3 is to get my non-fiction book about self-coaching and career change out of my head and into physical reality. More about that in a future post.

OK, that’s plenty for this update. Tempus fugit – time flies.