I know you’re supposed to start at the beginning, but forget the beginning for now. Here’s the middle: I’m moving to Tokyo. That’s right: JAPAN…as in ASIA. I mean, I still need to find a job and a place to live and buy a plane ticket and all that. DETAILS. But in my mind, I have decided this is what I’m doing, and if you know me at all then you know: It’s enough. So get this: I have a job interview at 10pm tonight. It will be 11am Tuesday morning for the people interviewing me. They’ll be in their business suits in Tokyo, and I’ll be in my pajamas in Florida. It’s already my favorite job interview ever. Ohhhh…or wait…I could do the interview from the bathtub! Okay, the follow up thought to that was “What? Are you self-sabotaging now?” and to my relief the answer was “No.” So jammies it is.
Are you wondering what I’m even talking about? Well, short version: I’ve decided to take a break from my glamorous life as a nursing home psychologist in the great state of Florida and go teach English for at least a year in Tokyo. The teaching part will just be how I fund my participation in all manner of Japanese shenanigans. Like cosplay. And maid cafes. And karaoke. And manga cubicles. TOKYO IS WHERE I BELONG.
I’ll get to the whole story eventually. Tune in next time…