As of about four six hours ago (this entry took a while), I am officially unemployed!

Due to the fact that I’ll be studying abroad for over 10 months, I had to resign from my job that I’ve held over the past three and a half years. I had originally thought that they would let me keep it because A) I’m going away for school and not just for funsies B) I have a scholarship through my work and C) Well, I’m still there after three years. But oh well; しょがない(Sho ga nai) as they say. ” It can’t be helped” ( I hope to talk about this phrase in a later entry- I wound up touching on it on a book report once and and the cultural significance about it is pretty deep and somewhat controversial).

With that nerdy bit out of the way…

It is exciting, somewhat depressing, and definitely surreal to have given up my job. Even though I plan to reapply for my job when I get back, I feel a new sense of freedom; like there is one less thing to tie me down while I’m away and when I get back.  At the same time, I don’t want to leave the great people that I’ve worked with and I almost feel guilty that they have to stay while I get to go to the land of the rising sun/ kawaii (You’ll throw up rainbows) / anime (Cant wait to see this- It premieres on my birthday) / cheap cars (Girl probably not included) / Hello Kitty (Now on men’s underwear) / sushi (Obama-themed?) / fashion (Man skirts?)/ tentacle porn (Not putting an example) and all the other things people associate Japan with.

Ridiculous stereotypes aside, there’s so much I want to see and do in Japan. Ever since I was hooked on the children’s form of crack better known as Pokemon when I was a kid, I’ve dreamt about going to Japan. My opportunity has come and I’ve had to make some difficult sacrifices- Aside from my job, I’ll miss a whole year at my home college which I absolutely love and I’ll be away from my friends and family pretty much for the first time in my life.  Not to sound corny, but once again, I think it will all work out in the end.

Now’s the time to get psyched…


~ by evokerhythm on August 18, 2009.

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