I just sent out a job application for an Assistant Language Teacher position for the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. I am finishing my undergraduate studies this December, and this is the first job I have applied to that requires a bachelor’s degree. I was extremely meticulous with the application and my statement of purpose. I probably spent more time editing that two-page essay than I have on any college essay I’ve written. God willing, if this is the right path for me, I’m gonna get it.
Anger often obfuscates the sound reasoning of the mind, but every once in a while, justified rage can provide clarity beyond the scope of a tame and fearful psyche.
My brother and my 9 month old niece were involved in a car accident this past evening. Thank God my niece is fine and my brother only suffered minor laceration and bruises. The car is totaled but my family is safe and that’s all that matters. Times like these really help put things in perspective.