Hello! This is a pinned post to provide an update on real-life stuff since I’m going to be busy for a while. I’ll update it as necessary, and the older versions will be available by viewing the entire post.
I’m leaving for Japan tomorrow! It’s going to be about a 28 hour journey in total (16 hours on planes, 4 on trains, then a crap load of layover time in-between), then I go to the hotel, eat and sleep, then meet up with everyone in the morning for the start of teacher training.
During the training period, which is going to be from the 9th to the 17th, I do not expect to have any time to write stuff up. I’m going to try to schedule all of the 30 Day Song Challenge posts some time before leaving so that I won’t need to postpone them. Besides those, I won’t be able to post anything until at least the weekend of the 19th (on which I may go to Tokyo Game Show).
So it’ll be a while, but I’ll be back!
Post from 8/26:
Next month, I will begin working as an assistant English teacher in Japan. I’m leaving on September 7th, start training on the 9th, and will actually move into my apartment around the 17th. Soon thereafter, I will start teaching.
So, what does this all mean for this site? For the time being, I will not be able to post much. Before leaving, I’m straightening out last minute details, figuring out what I need to bring, and am in a weird state of anxiety, just wishing I could leave right now. Because of this, the 30 Day Music Challenge posts are most likely all that will be posted. I will try my best not to fall behind with those.
Once I’ve started my teacher training, and looking even further into once I’m actually teaching, I have no idea how much free time I’ll have. I’d like to wrap up some in-progress posts I have around then, but for the most part things will be played by ear. In general, you can reference my “Coming Soon” post for things I’m looking to write or tidy up and post relatively soon.
Since I already have a separate blog for my adventures in Japan, I’m not going to post anything about my life in Japan on this site unless it’s a relevant post on a very specific topic – Comiket, Akihabara, or something else like that.
So anyways, I just wanted to write this up as an update so I’m not going completely AWOL in the future. I do want to stick to my one post a week schedule, but unfortunately I can’t guarantee anything.
Thanks once again for stopping by, and I’ll see you in the next post. Bye bye!
Post from 8/17:
Hello, hello! I’m heading back to Japan this September to teach English!
Since I already have a separate blog 100% devoted to my escapade(s) in the Land of the Rising Sun, I’m not going to post anything about my time in Japan on this site unless it’s a relevant post on a very specific topic. Unfortunately I’m missing Comiket, which would have been a treasure trove. :(
For the time being I have the 30 Day Song Challenge to keep my mind turned here, along with other stuff I want to write up, so nothing should change in the immediate future.
Anyways, if you want to see the details or separately follow that blog, The Garbage Man in Japan, you can go to the following link. If not, at least you’ll know ahead of time why my posting may become sporadic.
As always, thanks for stopping by!