The second and last thing I have to do before I move on is to express some gratitude!
From time to time I’m greatly inspired by someone and then I start doing something I love.
For example, over ten years ago, I started blogging following the lead of a dear friend who owned a very nice blog.
Two years later, I started writing novels and short stories after being inspired by my best friend who’s a very good drummer.
And now, the final push to go back blogging was given by a few profiles I’ve been following for a while on Instagram.
I realised, reading the previous lines, that I might give the impressions of someone who cannot do anything alone or someone who needs the push to follow her dreams.
I’m not entirely sure whether this is the truth but I believe I couldn’t bring ahead something for so many years if I didn’t love it.
I’m sure the lack of self confidence I’ve always suffered of it’s playing a great part in this behaviour and I’m working hard to sort out the issue.
On the other hand, the best artists have been inspired by someone or something or an event in their lives, so why shouldn’t I!
But who are the people behind these inspiring profiles I mentioned before?
As you know, I’m Japan-addicted so I’m following many profiles of people living there to have a glimpse on the local life.
Their enthusiasm and commitment urged my creativity to put words on paper again and I won’t be able to thank them enough!
This doesn’t mean, by all means, that I feel like I’ll ever reach their level, not in a million years. What I want to say is that I feel grateful to the universe, or to whatever force you might believe in, to make me stumble on their profiles.
Let me tell you why I find them fantastic!
Dafne is a young lady who won a scholarship in Kyoto university. She’s been living in Japan for the past two years, she studies classical Japanese literature while working for sustaining the extra expenses, she has a huge knowledge on literature and history of Japan, she makes wonderful and meaningful videos about daily life and local travels and she’s translating a classical novel in Italian by herself….and this is not even the half of all she does! I cannot believe you’re not curious yet to have a look at her profile!
Veronica lives in Tokyo with her husband, she’s an expert in social media and she’s so very nice. I’m sure that at least in a previous lifetime she was a comedian or something like that. If you need a different, ironic perspective on daily life in Japan, please have a look at her profile.
Dario is a lovely guy with no filter. I find his stories and posts very true all the time, no matter what he thinks, he’ll say it, something I highly appreciate! It makes you hope for a better future. If everybody would speak their mind like this and with a very ‘gentleman- like’ attitude as he does, probably the world would be a better place. Also, have a look at his wonderful videos!!!
Loris…I don’t even know where to start with him! He works as translator of books and manga, he wrote a breathtaking book, he is amazing in editing and making videos and he’s resourceful with thousands of ideas. He could explain quantum physics and you would understand, so much clearly and simply he puts everything in words. If I were you, I’d follow him!
Francesca is a very sweet girl, her voice is very calming and relaxing, despite what she thinks and claims. She teaches English in Tokyo and I love to see her stories, never boring and very well thought. Very often she also gives useful advice. Have a look!
Guenda’s profile is where all my daily dose of Japanese life started! She is a nice girl living in Osaka with her partner. She tells stories about her everyday life with a sweetness and simplicity that is a pleasure to follow. When she goes on holiday, you go with her and it’s just a pleasure. Why don’t you try to have a look!?
Giada is the teacher you would like to have in every subject you’ve ever studied in your life. Thanks to her, this summer I got back to the kanji, in the attempt to put in motion again my very rusty Japanese and I couldn’t be happier. I would follow her if I were you, in particular if you’re studying Japanese and/or Italian!
If you want you can have a look at them and let me know what you think in the comments below!
I love them all!
I’m seriously surprised at how much I got attached to them although I’ve never met them in real life. I hope I will manage one day! And when the whole situation will let me, I’ll give them a very tight bear hug!