Avoid Burnout During Your Job Search

Looking for jobs right now is HARD. Really, it’s exhausting. In the beginning, perhaps you felt hopeful. This was your chance for a fresh start and a welcomed change of pace. Or maybe you were let go unexpectedly and found yourself fighting to stay afloat and keep your unemployment benefits. Regardless, after months of jobContinue reading “Avoid Burnout During Your Job Search”

We Can’t Walk Home

Hey guys this is Margaret again from the future with a disclaimer. I apologize there was no episode last week. As you can tell by the sound of my voice, I have not been feeling well. Fortunately, it’s just a sinus infection and not Covid-19 or the flu. During allergy season, I get very congestedContinue reading “We Can’t Walk Home”

Sobriety in Your Twenties

Hello, everyone! Before I get into today’s podcast, I have decided to transcribe episodes of “Get Unbothered”. I will type each episode and upload them to my blog to make an experience that is more inclusive to the d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities and preferred readers! I am starting with this week’s episode, andContinue reading “Sobriety in Your Twenties”

Starting a Podcast!

Hello, lovely readers! I apologize for my incredibly long hiatus. I’ve been so busy lately with training my puppy, working on other projects, job interviews, and taking care of my mental health, that I have severely neglected my blog. However, I do have some exciting news—I started a podcast! And it was easier than youContinue reading “Starting a Podcast!”

My Wardrobe as a Female ALT in Japanese Elementary Schools

Wow! It feels like forever since I left for my placement in Niigata. 2020 has really warped my perception of time. But, anyways, if you’re here, you probably want to know what the heck you should pack for your new job as an assistant language teacher. Keep reading for my essential packing list! In theContinue reading “My Wardrobe as a Female ALT in Japanese Elementary Schools”

Minimalism for Better Mental Health: My Journey to Creating a Capsule Wardrobe

Hello, friends! Lately, I’ve been watching a lot of Tidying Up With Marie Kondo for Japanese listening practice and decluttering ideas. I highly recommend her method if you want to maximize space and learn how to properly fold your clothes—apparently, I’ve been storing my undies wrong for years. The show, which is quite relaxing andContinue reading “Minimalism for Better Mental Health: My Journey to Creating a Capsule Wardrobe”

Detox Your Life (No Juice Cleanse Required)

Hello, friends! Thanks for dropping in. I hope you’re all staying safe and enjoying your week. Today, I want to talk about something a little more personal. Since we’ve all been in quarantine with little to do, I’ve been on yet another introspective journey to detox my life, heal from past trauma, and fall inContinue reading “Detox Your Life (No Juice Cleanse Required)”

Life Update: Getting a Puppy During Covid-19

Wow! It’s been a long time since I updated my blog, and I apologize for being away so long. I’ve had plenty of time to write but zero motivation. If I’m being honest, after returning from Japan and adjusting to a strange new normal back in South Carolina, I lost my desire to create content.Continue reading “Life Update: Getting a Puppy During Covid-19”

JET Program: How I Broke My Contract Early in the Wake of COVID-19

Nearly three weeks ago, I made the painful decision to part ways with my contracting organization and officially end my time on the JET Program four months early. My board of education proved they could not communicate with ALTs or guarantee safe working conditions. Although I wanted to continue working in Japan, there was tooContinue reading “JET Program: How I Broke My Contract Early in the Wake of COVID-19”