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Less Work, More Money

March 11, 2017

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It’s a simple idea. It’s a goal of mine. I don’t need to be rich, or to make more than I need. What I do need as a human being is something that makes me WANT to work, and a place where I feel appreciated. While I haven’t had any major issues with my major employer […]

It seems like all the pay is basically the same.

February 1, 2017

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It’s like being stuck on a level in a game, and I can’t move up. I’ve been thinking about this for a while now, and it’s really not 100% true in all situations (which I will explain a little further down), but it seems like as far as teaching English as a second language (ESOL) […]

Being green: stop buying pens

May 15, 2016

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And start buying ink refills. Japan is the king of wasteful wrapping. They waste so much plastic on everything, from giving me a plastic bag when I don’t need it to needing to wrap every pastry in the store in 2 or 3 layers of it. Maybe it’s for cleanliness? As a teacher, the most […]

It’s important to leave the echo chamber once in a while

February 26, 2016

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This is ALSO a post about our trip to Germany and England, but this is specific about ONE THING that happened while we were there, and not about just being out of the country in general. Even though we didn’t get to see too many of our friends in England, we definitely made the effort […]

Every day that goes by, I wonder ‘is this the day I’ll be ok with it’?

September 16, 2015

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August 5:  On my birthday last year, I bought myself a new daruma. For those of you not familiar with them, they are many, many things, but most often they are used by people who want to accomplish a goal. The idea is that you make a wish or set a goal and fill in […]

All the feels

July 21, 2015

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It’s not something I wanted to post on Facebook, but I wanted to talk about it somewhere. I work with my fiancé on Sundays. When I started working at his office, I asked to be seated far enough away from him that I couldn’t hear him talking. This is because if I hear him talking, […]

I just really don’t want to talk after work

February 25, 2015

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I’ve been having an issue lately, and it’s one I had in the past when I worked for the college and would have to talk to parents and students on the phone all day, about the same thing, over and over again. The problem is that once work is over, I really don’t want to […]