December 31st, 2017

Inoo: intimate

Last post of 2017

I'm back for one last post in 2017! Hawaii was amazing and relaxing, and the JUMP concerts for the past two days were really wonderful. The show was the same as in Osaka, but our seats were much better for getting a good view, so I feel like I was able to enjoy it more as a whole even though I was in the arena in Osaka. I guess I sort of take spending the end of the year/beginning of the year with JUMP for granted at this point after 3 years of New Years shows and Johnny's Countdown before that, but I really feel grateful that I was able to spend their last concert in their anniversary year with them.

2017 has probably been my most tumultuous year in quite a while for a lot of reasons. The world is a shitty place, and for me personally, I dealt with friendship drama, moving house, and finding and starting a new job all basically at the same time. But at the same time, I feel like I've been able to overcome so much and grow as a person. I found a new apartment on my own in my non-native language for the first time, got a new job through my own effort and merits, made a lot of new friends for whom I'm extremely grateful, and of course, got to spend JUMP's tenth anniversary year celebrating with them at a record number (for me) of shows during their arena and dome tours. I'm ready to make 2018 a much less stressful and more productive year, but I also want to look back on the good things that happened in 2017.

I know that I don't hear much from most of my friends on LJ anymore, and that many people have moved on or have other priorities, but I wanted to thank everyone who's been here with and for me over the past year, and wish everyone a happy new year!