Reward to myself
Give yourself the gift of amber-colored sake.
I never thought the day would come when I quit the company I worked for for many years and started my own business.
The faces of my boss who raised me from scratch, my co-workers I didn't want to lose to, and my juniors I couldn't leave alone come to mind one after another.
From now on, I have to make my own decisions no matter what I do.
I can't blame anyone. If you ask me if I have any regrets about the path I didn't choose, I can't say ``no.'' The more I have been protected, the more anxious I am.
But I want to have higher expectations for myself than that.
As if to encourage myself, I bought some old sake.
A rare Japanese sake that has been aged for over 10 years.
It seemed like the kind of alcohol I needed right now, as I put an end to the past and took another step forward.
When it arrived at my home and I opened the box, my heart jumped.
The bottle has a luxurious feel and is reminiscent of a special gift, with a serial number engraved on it.
It looks so stylish that you'll want to display it as is, and if you hadn't bought it yourself, you probably wouldn't have known it was sake.
Not only is it stylish, but unexpected developments and novelties are always fun and enjoyable no matter how old you are.
Prepare a glass immediately.
The sound of pouring, the shimmering amber color in the glass, and the sweet aroma emanating from the glass make my anticipation grow.
The drink I drank was "1995 Aoi Tsuru."
This premium old sake is aged for over 20 years and is made in a region with large temperature differences.
In your mouth, you will be surprised by the mellow yet spicy flavor.
As I drink Aoi Tsuru, I think again that perhaps there is no need to put a break in the past.
While still holding on to who I am, I will take another step forward. Take a deeper step, lighter than ever before.
A little bit of a gift for yourself.
While drinking, I realized that I was looking forward to tomorrow.