For the past number of months, I’ve had a number of readers who very kindly dropped me messages to share their excitement on their move to Japan. And if we were to make a team of it, we probably have enough members to form a baseball team by now. Yes, that many people have made it to Japan, why not you?
Recently, I was chatting with one reader — who has become a friend — about her decision to move to Japan. She, too, has left her job in Singapore and is now living in West Japan. But having been working for some time back home, she feels uneasy about this decision now that she’s here studying and not receiving any salary. She wasn’t sure if she had made the right decision. She was lost.
For all of you who feel the same way, don’t be.
How right a decision is, is not decided at the point the decision is made. Quitting your job to move here is not a right decision. Neither is it a wrong one. The decisive point is not now. It’s what you make of it. Think about how to make this a right choice.
I agree so much with you. Strangely enough, her story sounds so close to mine! Except moving to Kyoto to study was part of my plan to get myself back to Japan. But I can imagine…no, I remember how she feels. Back when I didn’t know if I could find a job upon completion of my course, I was jittery every day, wondering if all that money was going to be worth it.
Sometimes I think we question ourselves because of the way other people perceive our decisions. But like you say, since the action has already been taken, what matters more is what we do next. (^^)b
Excellent advice! Reminds me why I favourite this blog and check it out almost daily 🙂 It’s what we make of our choices that becomes us… Can I just say I also think it’s really cool that you’re helping people out with their decisions to move to Japan… I myself am on the JET programme but have decided to return to Singapore after a year to pursue a different career. But while I’ve been in Japan, your random Japan survival advice has been really helpful. 🙂