Day 3: A Sudden Reflection on Packing

I forgot how nervous I become when I start packing. It's a process. I started last weekend and over the course of the week my stomach pinched and filled with butterflies. The thing is I'm not nervous about JET or moving to Japan. I'm actually excited about the venture. No, I am nervous about packing … Continue reading Day 3: A Sudden Reflection on Packing

Day 5: Fun Facts About Karatsu City

Congratulations Avery you have been hired by the Karatsu City Board of Education! I was so surprised to receive my placement for the JET Program mid-May. I thought I had to wait until June, but it turns out I was one of the lucky ones (some participants still don't know where they are assigned). After … Continue reading Day 5: Fun Facts About Karatsu City

Welcome! Välkommen! ようこそ!

Welcome to my travel, teaching jack-of-all-trades blog. What you are going to find are my adventures as a JET ALT in Karatsu City, Japan, reflections and stories from traveling around the world, and my journey to become a teacher. As of now I am rectifying my abysmal history in blogging. When I tried to blog … Continue reading Welcome! Välkommen! ようこそ!

My Favorite Free Language Learning Program on the Web

May the fourth be with you! Sorry, I couldn't help myself. Since today is my favorite day I decided to write about one of my favorite things - Language! Specifically foreign language, as I have a bad habit of starting a new language before I am proficient in the first one. For example, in high … Continue reading My Favorite Free Language Learning Program on the Web