Hi, my name is Elsa


about me elsa lebedeva

Song writer, dietician, veterinary surgeon, architect, occupational therapist, bus driver, solicitor, psychologist, anthropologist, candlestick maker, magician, farmer, hair-dresser, park keeper…

This is real life though, so as much as I’d like to be incredibly multi-talented for no reason whatsoever, the truth is:

My name is Elsa. I’m 20 years old, living in South London, and I am a student at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. My degree is Japanese, and in September 2017, I go on my year abroad to study in Japan. This is a personal blog about my journey through life.

I came up with the idea of creating A Swan In Tokyo as my little pet project, so it can exist as an aide to help me make the most of my experiences in Tokyo. The big plan is to help not only myself but to help you become inspired, and know that just in being yourself, you hold unbelievable strength and an immense power to change everything around you to how you’d like. And that’s what I’ve been doing, and that’s how I’m planning to live out the rest of my life. Recently I quit Snapchat and Instagram because I was done with living two lives. I remade my Twitter. I dusted off my empty journals and I wrote, wrote, wrote about everything and anything that came to my mind. And in doing so, I regained so much of the confidence in myself that I had lost.

Every single action you take shapes your reality. How would you like yours to be?

I’ll be writing about things in my life before, during and after, and if you’d fancy tagging along for the ride, I’ve got plenty of seats in the car. Leave a few comments! Or, don’t. You just have to do you.

Please say hello. It never hurts to get in touch and I’d love to talk about anything. Tell me about your cats & send me pictures, but bear in mind I’m not actually a veterinary surgeon, so if you’re looking for that kind of advice I can’t help and I don’t want to be held responsible.

Lots of love, Elsa ♥