Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Introduction/Work in Progress

First things first. This blog is a work in progress and it might be awhile before it takes shape. I am a beginner AND tend to be a bit impatient with computer related endeavors. However I want to chronicle my life in Japan for friends, family, and strangers alike. I imagine that someday this blog will have a pleasing aesthetic, and be very's also very possible it will just remain as bare bones as it is today. 

A Summary:
My name is Whitney. I'm from the southwestern United States. I move around quite a bit, but these days I claim to be from Texas. In one day I will be flying to Japan to teach English to students ranging in ages from 9 months to 18 years. I will work for Amity which is part of AEON. I will be in Hiroshima and I'm very excited about this because I love cities. I taught english in France for a year (in Alsace) so I kind of feel like that has helped prepare me for what I'm about to do...only that I speak French...I do NOT speak Japanese. 

I think that will do for now. I'm sure it will be much more interesting once I get there and start posting pictures. I'm kind of into photography so there will be plenty of eye candy. 

A word of advice: if you're planning on teaching in Japan, and you want to learn Japanese...start studying in advance. Not the week before. Or in my case, on the flight over there. I've had my books on Japanese for a year now. I have no one to blame but myself. I would be anxious about this if only it all seemed real....

I'm sure my next post will be full of !!!!!

1 comment:

Becky said...

Good luck Whitney! Cant wait to hear all about your wonderful adventures in the Land of the Rising Sun!

I'm way jealous.