The Japanese school year is now out, and that means my English teaching job is finished. Working at an elementary school for a year was very interesting with many really great experiences. It was strange to see how different the Japanese and American school systems were, and nice to get to experience school life once again. The kids and teachers at the school taught me a lot about Japanese culture, history, language, games, and way of growing up. Yet, after a year of teaching at elementary schools I think it is time to move on again.
It is now almost April. The cherry blossoms I missed last year will soon be in bloom. But my focus now will be on finding a new job for the next year. Just like last year, I have about a month before my visa expires an I will be forced to go back to the US. I keep hearing about the failing US economy and the lack of jobs, so I would like to stay in Japan. The problem is that I dont know what kind of work I want to do. I am a bit sick of teaching English but also dont want to stare at a computer screen all day. Ive been thinking, but still have no clue what direction to take my life… *sigh