Pros and Cons

My questionable saga with moving to Japan continues. And you better believe I have a lot of questions. So much of me wants to jump all in and go for it; so much of me wants to walk away because it’s crazy and I know it’s crazy.

To make a quick summary of what’s happened — I got called for an in-person interview in Chicago in January. Yeah, JANUARY. That’s like, really soon. Trust me — I share your concern. I already agreed to go, but by agreeing to go means I’m agreeing to a potential offer of a job. Am I really ready to commit to moving to Japan next year? Your guess is as good as mine.

There is a large part of my that really wants this. More than I’ve ever really wanted anything, actually. I’ve always wanted to leave the country — what a fantastic opportunity to do not only that but also continue doing something I love doing (teaching). Get a job overseas and get a free reset button on my life? Tempting.

But then a large part of me is really scared. I’m pretty much guaranteed a work visa if I get an offer, so other than getting a passport my entry to Japan is pretty much a done deal. But what about my husband — will it be easy for him to get a spouse visa? Will I have to go without him at first (yikes)? What about my dogs? How feasible is it really to move three of them to a possibly tiny apartment in a whole new country? What will it cost me to feed them? Take them to the vet? What will I do with my house and my car? All the stuff in my house? Because I certainly won’t be taking much of that with me to the other side of the world.

So, yeah, there’s a lot of questions. A lot of feelings. And a lot of uncertainty.

 

 

Please click here if you’d like to donate to my gofundme to help me on my mission to successfully uproot and replant in Japan. Any amount is appreciated.

 

 

 

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