Since coming back to Japan, I have been contacting some people of uni about my visa application, training programmes which I will start in January and my work schedule.
On the 21st when I finally received a formal offer letter for a teaching position at the university, I had mixed feelings of happiness, excitement and great tension; I am bracing myself for these wonderful opportunities!
I am also grateful to my old professor who has allowed me to attend a teacher training course at a university in Tokyo from October to December, although my mother is complaining to me that I should take a break during this stay in Japan.
Looking back to my past experience, every time I move on to the next step in my life, someone plucks me and allocates me to somewhere I did not expect. It might sound as though I take a passive attitude, but it is always true for me that an accidental encounter can be a signpost that leads me to a new adventure. Some parts of my parents’ education might have been successful because I learnt the importance of doing my best and working hard for anything while watching the hardships they faced in their lives.
As my mum said, I haven’t had a proper break in Japan and I’ve been continuing to work every day despite having some family gatherings.
In the deepest recesses of my mind, I want to go somewhere to escape from reality for a few days.