09 August 2013

I'm moving to Japan!!


Wow, I don't even know where to begin...

Well, basically I applied to about 3 companies in Japan, all English teaching schools, and I got one!!  the process was really fast, but also stressful.  I really had to prepare a lot, make a lot of sacrifices, plan for things way in the future... and now it's happening.

Of course my number one priority will be my new job since this is the sole reason for everything coming together.  I am actually really excited to have my own students, and teaching English is something I've always wanted to do since I find the art of communication to be such an important and beautiful tool that I hope can offer a change in these peoples lives.

My big move to Tokyo couldn't come any sooner.  I have to be there by October already!  So now it's crunch time as I have more than enough things to take care of.  I sent in my Visa application documents yesterday, so that will take a while to process.  And right now I'm apartment hunting which is turning out to not be the most fun thing.  But other than all the legal matters and technical formalities I don't want to bore you with, the main thing is how life changing this experience will be!

 I also have all of you to thank.  My blog friends have shown me so much support and love throughout all these years.  I'm also so blessed to have already met a handful of you throughout my travels, and for that I am grateful.  I can't even really believe it myself.  One of my life goals is finally happening and I couldn't be any happier.

So this is probably the biggest door in my life to open, and I am more than ready for this next chapter to unfold.  I know it's not going to be perfect or easy and I'm sure I will have a lot of struggles to grow from, but my passion and appreciation for this wonderful opportunity will be a great driving force for me.  I am so excited for this new part of my life to start!!!


Japan, here I come.

32 comments:

Rina said...

アロンくん!!おめでとうございます!おめでおう!おめでとうっー!
My nearly jumped out of my seat when I read your title! and I did scream! oh my god! I'm so happy for you!
you totally 100% deserve it!
I'm writing you a letter soon, so keep an eye on your mailbox!
♥♥♥

jennifer schmittlin said...

I've just come back to Europe after teaching a year in Tokyo. It wasn't easy but it was a great experience. Good luck with everything!

http://angeliquejennifer.blogspot.com

Li Koey said...

Congra!!!
So glad to know you can really do what you wish. Making such decision needs enormous bravery and sacrifying stable life to pursue a new life in a foreign place must be difficult...But the experience must be unforgottable and exciting. Such challenge can definitely enrich your whole life! This is also what I want myself to do in the future.

Wish you a happy life in Tokyo!!!

Sam Wahyudi Junaib said...

What a great news! Congratulation, Aron! :D

Kai said...

Coincidentally,I'm moving too! Next week, I'm jet-setting off to Belgium. I managed to whittle all my possessions down to fit in a duffle bag and backpack...scared but nonetheless excited. Keep us updated on your move! Good luck on your journey & best of luck!

Sun said...

:-)

Jennifer said...

Good luck ~ this is such an exciting opportunity :) I look forward to posts from Tokyo

Tabitha said...

wow, congratulations!!!!!!!!!! that is so awesome and exciting. So happy for you!!!!!!!!!!

beajung said...

Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

oh congratulations! I am a quiet follower but still wanted to wish you all the very best. Enjoy! oh and take lots of photos ;)

Anonymous said...

I have been following you for a long time now and to hear that you are accomplishing something that you want is so great! Congratulations and best wishes to you for the upcoming months!! :)

lina said...

congratulations aron! my sister is heading to thailand next month to teach english, so i know that the process is intense! good luck!

Kelly McBrady said...

Oh my goodness Aron!! That's the best thing I've heard in ages! I've been following you for a few years and you're already my "all things Japan" fix. I can't wait to see the future posts! Congrats for going after your dreams. You're such a champ. All the very best! xoxox

Sewon said...

Congrats! I remember seeing how happy you looked during your trip to Japan. I'm so glad you're making your dream come true! I'm also headed to Japan in a few weeks. :)

hazmereir said...

Congratulations! I'm also planning to apply for teaching jobs in Japan in 2014. All the best! ^_^

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Edrick said...

im so happy for you!!!!! congratulations!!!!!! you are now one timezone away from where i am haha yay!!! :-D

Jatidiri/Ono said...

congrats Aron! Really glad to know that. All the best and good luck! :-D

Louise said...

OH MY! I'm so happy for you!!!! (!!!!!) What great and exciting news! I one day hope to be able to do the same, but for now that's all in the future. I hope everything works out without any bumps in the road. Whoa... so great!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! That is so wonderful for you, all of your followers will be cheering you on through this next chapter of your amazing life. HUGE Congrats!

Jay Wen said...

Congrats! Very happy for you. Good luck on the next chapter of your life :)

Anonymous said...

Just out of curiosity, what eikaiwa companies did you apply to that are hiring in Tokyo?

montmarte said...

congratulations, aron!! that's so exciting. hope you have a great time!

Anonymous said...

So very happy for you!

Hanna said...

congratulations! how exciting! Can't wait to see all your lovely pics of life in tokyo!!
my goal is to move to the UK and it's so encouraging and motivating to see someone achieve their own goals :)

M@ said...

congratulations!!!!

Bonjour Juliette said...

CONGRATULATIONS!
It's been ages since i commented, but i'm glad to be able to do it now! You're going to have the *most* wonderful time!

thwany said...

How exciting!

toxic disco boy said...

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

when i'll finally go to japan. tour me! miss ka na namin nila Edrick. :)

querido diário said...

Happy for you,congratulations :)

Anonymous said...

Awesome news! Can't wait to see your blog updated with lot's of tasteful tokyo photos every week :-)

I really admire your sense of aesthetic.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, that is so awesome; CONGRATULATIONS!!! :D I'm so happy for you! ♥