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Stressed out

Let’s face it – I’m in a rut on what to write on this blog.

For the last few months, I had a good routine going. I had 4 posts a week, consisting of a review of a beauty product, a recipe that I tried out, a tour of somewhere I had visited, and a roundup of blog posts that I felt was interesting. It has been tough to do this since I moved to Jakarta, since in fact, I haven’t really “moved” to Jakarta.  I’m physically here, but all of my belongings are still in Japan.

Why? Because Indonesia makes it really hard for foreigners to work here. I had to go through a process of applying for 6 different permits, in succession, before I am really allowed to work here. As of today, I’m still on Step 5, even though I started in October.

I also keep mentioning that I don’t have an apartment. This really stresses me out. But even if I did have an apartment, I wouldn’t have my belongings here yet, since I need to finish Step 6 before anything can be shipped out. I’m wondering if I’m actually going to get my stuff here before I leave!

Living here has been stressing me out as well.  I leave “home” (my hotel room) at 5:30 AM to go to work. I get up at around 4:30 to accomplish this. I get home somewhere between 6PM and 8PM, depending on the traffic. I tweeted recently that I was in traffic for 4 hours one day to get home from work!!  It is quite exhausting.  Even on days that I get home at 6PM, I don’t want to go out because I might get stuck in traffic if I go out, meaning I may get home really late… which I don’t want to do since I need to get up at 4:30.

Anyway, you can see that I’ve been stressed out. I need new ideas on what to blog, and I’m really looking for suggestions from my readers! Should I just ramble about something, as I’ve done today? Can you leave me a comment or a question that I can answer in a blog post next week?

xoxo, K

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