As I said in the previous post I talked about how I want to travel/live abroad for a while in Japan or South Korea after I graduate in about a year (Summer 2016). In recent efforts to reach out to people and mingle a bit, I am now writing/interning for Design Made in Japan based in Tokyo. It’s a non-paying lil gig, but I like it and it helps me connect with people and learn.
Here’s the first post I wrote for them.
It’s related to STAR WARS. Ye-yah! I’m not sure what I’m expecting, but I am at least excited for the new movie this Christmas.
I say “possible,” but something is going to happen.
It’s been on my mind for about 4 years now to travel to/live a while in Japan or South Korea. Heck, who knows where…. but I’ve wanted to head that general direction after I graduated for a while.
I graduate in a year now, so it’s all getting close. In about 5 or 6 months I’m going to have to really push applying for jobs and finding out real concrete solutions to things like visas, tickets, places to live, etc. Obviously I would love to have an illustration/animation/design job, but I am also very seriously starting out teaching English. At first teaching English was just a way to get over there, get settled, and make money. Now I am not so sure that it’s not something I really want to do because I think it would be an awesome experience. I fought that notion at first, because I saw it as a distraction from goals and what I have been studying. Now I don’t care. I want both. I also want both countries, and I am really torn.
So I’m just going to apply to all kinds of art and teaching jobs in both countries. I guess. We will see what happens. I’m purposefully calm right now actually, because I’m pretty dang excited.
I have been researching and studying and reaching out to people about this for about a year now at least. Of course if any of you have ideas or contacts or suggestions let me know!