Practicing Minimalism and conscious consumerism in Japan

About Me

Michele Ann


Hello welcome to my blog!  My name is Michele Ann and I currently live in Shizuoka, Japan. I currently work for the JET Program as an ALT (assistant language teacher of English).  It’s my third year on the program and my fourth year total in Japan. One thing is for certain, I love it here and I don’t think I’ll be coming back to USA anytime soon.  I created this blog to document my life in Japan.  You’ll see a lot of different content here, from regular life in Japan, working in Japan, shopping hauls and shopping fasts, to curating a conscious closet and ethically shopping!  There’s a lot going on in my head and most of the time I can’t decide what project or endeavor I want to dive into so I’ve ended up doing them all at once.

I have far too many hobbies but the most important ones have found their way to this blog so take a look around.  I’m working my best on mastering Japanese while traveling as much my wallet can permit.  I’m a firm believer in all-natural / ethical brands and products but as I am a struggling shopaholic, the fight between conscious consumerism and getting something fast is something I’m continuously working on.  I love fashion but I wouldn’t say I’m the best at it nor would I define myself as a “fahsion blogger”.  I like to wear simple comfortable things, but I love looking at fairytale, dreamy and fluffy things. I’m trying to share my experiences in Japan via YouTube since sometimes a blog isn’t as transparent as I’d like so check my channel out if you have a sec! I draw, paint, read a ton, write a lot, jog, and am currently learning how to make my own stuffed animals.

I’m bossy, driven, and lazy all at once.  I like who I’ve become since I’ve arrived to Japan but it’s an ongoing transformation. I can’t wait to see where this all takes me.  I dream of making blogging a full time career but in the meantime I’ll be teaching English and possibly going to a Japanese Language school in Tokyo in the next few years.

If language school doesn’t work out I still have a few other ideas…

-Go to Thailand on a 3 month long teaching internship

-Open my own English conversation school in Japan

-Possibly go into ethical fashion?

-Learn another language & live in host country for a short time (so far Korean sounds nice)

Thanks for stopping by!




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