Catching Up

It’s funny how work always gets in the way of the things I want to do. The last few weeks have been very busy for me. As an English teacher here in Japan, I had to prepare for our special Christmas lessons at school as well as other End-of-Year activities. I think every educator knowsContinue reading “Catching Up”

End of the Year

So we’re coming up on the last two months of 2019. Frankly, I have lots to do on my list, and I feel like I’m bowing to the pressure. For the past few weeks, every morning I wake up, I review the things that I have to do for the day. I start the dayContinue reading “End of the Year”

Hanging On

Hubby is going through a crisis right now. He’s thinking about quitting his job, mostly because there are things that he just can’t deal with at his workplace. Unfortunately, the bulk of the comforting and the encouragement falls onto me. Frankly, it’s a little draining sometimes. Though I’m usually very supportive, I’m a little tiredContinue reading “Hanging On”

Wantrepreneur

A wantrepreneur is someone who wants to become an entrepreneur but is not really doing the work to become one. Basically, they’re all talk with nothing to show for it. That’s me to a t. Somehow, the desire is still there to become an entrepreneur/business owner. The flame is alive and it’s still burning. However,Continue reading “Wantrepreneur”

Off and On Hours

So today is my last day of spring vacation. I can’t really say that I took the time to relax, but I did have fun traveling all over Honshu. Tomorrow, I am officially back teaching. Wah, wah. During the break, though, I had a couple of messages from work. I got an email from headContinue reading “Off and On Hours”

Working While on Vacation

So I am in Tokyo Haneda Airport right now. I am on vacation–finally! Hooray! I’ve been looking forward to this trip so much because I can finally let loose and let my hair down, so to speak. However, a part of me can’t really do that, because I’ve learned my lesson from the last timeContinue reading “Working While on Vacation”

Spring Break 2019

I am on my spring break right now. From March 17 until April 6, 2019, I am officially out of paid work and on free time. I will not get paid for this vacation time. I never usually am. To me, this feels more like the time to really focus on setting my resolutions andContinue reading “Spring Break 2019”

Being Valued at Work

I’ve never called out of work. Knock on wood. And I hope I never really have to. I’ve mentioned before that I just don’t like calling out because I hate leaving my school in the lurch, especially with so many students coming and going. I also don’t want to leave our already over-worked Japanese staffContinue reading “Being Valued at Work”

Part-time or Full-time?

I am at a crossroads. I’ve been working for my school for almost ten years now. I started teaching English to these kids in 2009 and working for this company is still going well. I love teaching. Watching my students grow up is the best part of this job. I’ve had some of my studentsContinue reading “Part-time or Full-time?”

Motivation

What keeps people motivated? Is it the goal? Is it the journey? I’ve been asking myself that recently because I’ve found myself so distracted. We just had the Golden Week break and before the week, I was excited with the prospect of the free time I could devote to my projects because I won’t beContinue reading “Motivation”