Sunday, July 27, 2008
Recently, we've been getting along...
Oh, Tokyo, I know we have our ups and downs and sometimes I hate you and maybe visa versa, but I'd like to state for the record, recently we've been hitting it off pretty well.
Living abroad definitely has it's ups and downs but now, other than work being extremely stressful lately, I've been feeling pretty good.
The BIG PLAN is this, these days, though I do change my plans as often as my underwear (which is twice a day in this heat....) I quit in December. I move back to the states in December....
3 and a half years for this company will have been a damn fine run but it's time to move on.
but then again, these days, I'm feeling like I never want to leave.
After I come back in December I'll be around for a month or so catch up with people and then I plan to head off to Argentina. Why? Because I've wanted to for a long time. And that seems like a good enough reason to me. And I want to put Japan and Asia in perspective. And I hope to get my CELTA down there (Certificate for English Language Teaching to Adults).
I'll be back in Oregon for Spring/Summer. And then, if things go well, I'll go to grad school to get an MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). The program I love the most is in either New York or Tokyo.
The program I'm most interested in has campuses in Tokyo and New York. Both programs expect their students to work almost full time so any lesson observations are of your actual lessons-- not mock lessons. Both prepare teachers--not academics. Classes are on the weekends or evenings and the program takes two years.
So, I'll apply to both and see what happens but recently I've been feeling that though I'm leaving in December. I may be back soon.
It's a strange and beautiful place here.