I always told myself that I would officially end this blog once I found some gainful employment. That time has come.
Today I start a six month stint as a public relations consultant working with the firm I was at before heading to Japan. It's extremely part time, but that's beneficial for a number of reasons. I get to work from home for one thing, which allows me the freedom to travel to court to handle my dad's various cases, to the hospital to tend to my dad's health needs, or to my dad's lawyer's office to part with a crapload of money. It also allows me to get a full time job in addition to my consulting gig, which I will definitely need if I ever want to be making a significant amount of scrilla. It would be nice to be debt free one day with a Scrooge McDuck sized vault full of gold coins I could dive in to. I always wondered how he did that without busting his head open...I guess because he's not real...
So there you have it, folks. For anyone living abroad who may be returning to their home country at some point in the lives, one way to get a job is to go back to the places you used to work, bat your eyelashes a few times, and see if there's anything open for you. Someone gave me this advice well before I came back, and I sort of ignored it. Whoops! Had I followed it, though, I would have been employed and making money eons ago. Don't be like me. Do like Junior M.A.F.I.A. and fuck bitches, get money. Or just get money, because I'm sure fucking bitches amounts to bestiality and that's illegal in most places.
Deciding to create this blog and write in it damn near every day was one of the best decisions I ever made in my life, right up there with that time I decided to give up fried chicken and accept fried rice by moving to Japan. Because of this blog I was the first (and only?) foreigner ever interviewed by the Yonabaru Two website. Because of this blog I met some awesome people, like Mitzi, her husband, and their two ultra adorable children, Kelly, fellow former English teacher and covert social media stalker. Because of this blog people around the world, like Muneerah from Singapore, have been inspired to give up everything they knew to move to Okinawa. And hopefully, because of this blog, people know a little bit more about the place I called home for the past several years.
I hope you all enjoyed reading this blog as much as I enjoyed writing it. Now that it's all over, I can finally move on to writing the book version. Then the inevitable movie version. Then the telenovela version where everyone is ridiculously hot and Latin American. If you want to continue keeping up with me, feel free to add me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Don't come back here expecting new updates. As much as a part of my life this blog has been, this is officially the end. Finito. You ain't gotta go home, but you gotta get the hell up out of here.