I was thinking about making a vlog but I just decided to write this instead. I am actively seeking other work now. This will most likely be the first time in my life I have decided to take a job that pays less. The JET Programme pays great and for the most part rent is free. However life is short and uncertain and I can't help but feel that I am wasting my time here emotionally. I don't want to pretend like I have no idea why I have no friends in the little fishing town. I am an eccentric artsy person. I don't expect to find too many people that will share my interests here.
So I have pretty much decided to look for other work. I already had an interview with Fender Guitars in Japan but I am not sure if that is going to pan out. I am also considering moving back to Iwate prefecture. I really enjoyed my time there even though I wasn't making much money. I figure if I find a job that makes about as much as JET and hustle a little on the side I could wind up making the same amount of money.
Also I want to start thinking seriously about what I am going to do in the future. I worked in sales for years and years and for a time was actually making a pretty good amount of money selling various things off my website. I figure if I do the same thing with a variety of things in Japan I could quite possible start my own business and free myself the English teaching racket. It's not that I hate teaching English but this country doesn't care about it and there is honestly a salary cap of about 3,000 dollars a month and I don't think I want to live at that level for much longer.
Starting my own business might be somewhat scary but I think I am more than capable of doing it. I know plenty of people living in Japan running small businesses and I am always surprised by the lack of experience they had before starting. As far as what I would want to sell, it would probably be classic video games and cameras. They are both small and easy to ship and can be had for quite cheaply in Japan. Also I don't want to start a business that I don't have any interest in. I want to do something that will not only challenge me but interest me.
I guess my main reason I wanted to write this was to just say, I can't live here anymore. An extra 300 dollars a month isn't worth being miserable.