I’m fairly sure I have mentioned before that I’m taking a vacation to Japan with Michelle (I first wrote that ‘taking a vacation to Michelle with Japan, how odd) and this has somewhat inspired me to learn Japanese. It’s going a bit more slowly than I’d like since, well, most nights I come home from work ready to punch a puppy for looking at me with any less than adoration in its eyes- because my god forsaken students don’t understand the question “What number is this?” I mean really? You’re like 4 years into your English education and you can’t answer that question. (Before you say it, I was asking them to identify the number one. Seriously.) Whoa there tangent slow on down. But yes, the Japanese learning is going albiet slowly. The reason I mentioned this, as per the title, is it inspired me to do a little more thinking about my life, and where I want it to go.
Which is Japan.
No, seriously! I’ve pretty much come to the decision that I will be going to a graduate school, and I certainly still have my interest in international relations so why not look into a master’s program overseas in the fine country of Nippon? It’d force me to learn more Japanese (two languages, woo!) I would pay far less for an education there than I would here, it would certainly help with job applications and reumes, and I could even relentlessly taunt Michelle! What is there to not like?!
Before you get your panties in an uproar, Marie, I would be returning to the states for at least a year before this ever happened which- in the meantime- may get dampened due to women/jobs/death etc. But for now I think it is a goal worth working toward because, frankly, I think it would be amazing.
Coming soon: Joshua’s visual blog… of MODELING.