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The video below is the one I referenced in this video about my life career path.
I’m sure every email you get starts off by telling you “I love your videos they’re great! Keep it up!” and this one will be no different, and I truly do mean it! I watch them whenever I get a chance to be in front of the computer. I have them running on the side to glance over at now and again, if I’m not able to give it my full focus due to being busy, or simply just to listen to you talk. Lately I’ve been listening to your videos of people emailing you about their anxiety and the like, and found myself thinking maybe this is just the thing I need at this point in my life, a different perspective from someone in a situation I wish to be at some point. Whether you email me back, make a video responding to me, or simply just allow me to vent somewhere is perfectly fine. So I’ll stop rambling on and wasting your time and hop right to it!
My name is Tanner XXXXX, I am 22 years old and live in XXXXX. I graduated last year from Culinary school with an Associates of Science degree in Culinary Arts and since then have just been lost. I’ve been applying wherever I can just to get my foot in the door. At first I was picky with what I was looking for but quickly learned it’s impossible to be picky with my work history especially in the job market these days. I’m sure you must be asking yourself “Well what is your work history that makes it hard for you to land a job?” Well, there is none. I went through high school without working at all, my parents wanted me to focus on school, and after I got out I was lucky enough to go straight into college and major in something I enjoy deeply. I’m now becoming more and more paranoid I’ll never land a job, let alone one I want. It’s been a long year of applications and no feed back from any of the places I’ve applied to. You can see how this could weigh on someone and make them feel “Defeated” for lack of a better term.
Getting back to a previous statement, asking for guidance from you because you are in a situation I’ve long wished to be. It’s long since been a dream of mine to eventually live in Japan even if only for a short while, it was my goal to finish College and land a decent paying job to start saving up for this dream and so far I’m falling short of every expectation of myself I’ve had. That being said, I have a few questions for you. I recently just watched your “My Life Career – Life stories” video you just posted and in it you mentioned after washing dishes for a while you landed a job in Japan teaching English. I’m curious how you came about landing such a position? I watch just about every “Gaijin Vlogger” in Japan and most if not all seem to be working as an English teacher, and this scares me a bit. I’m curious if landing a non-English teaching job in Japan as a Gaijin is extremely rare? I’d love to work in a hotel kitchen or restaurant in Japan but I’m beginning to wonder if maybe it may be a bit too tough to crack into the job market over there? As for my final question, if you were in my shoes what would be the beginning step on the journey to this dream be?
I fully plan on getting a job here in the states and working for 1 – 2 years saving every nickel and dime I can before even thinking about making may way abroad but I’d love to hear your insight into the situation. Thanks much in advance Kurt. If you made it this far through the email I’d like to apologize for its length, I know you must be a busy man. Thank you so much for taking the time to read through this I hope you have a wonderful day, even just writing this has lifted some of heaviness that’s been bearing on my chest.
Welcome to the LylesBrother blog. My name is Kurt Bell and I am delighted that you have taken some time to share a little of life with me. I’m available on Facebook and Google+ if you have questions or just want to chat and say hi. I can also be found at the JVLOG forum with other Japan-related content creators. All links are listed below. I look forward to meeting you on-line. Have a great day!
The Path of Wildness is an answer and response to a prescribed way of life which may leave some individuals with a sense that their living is little more than a series of pre-determined, step-like episodes between birth and death. The stages of living between these events: childhood, adolescence, adulthood, parenthood and senior are themselves natural and in accord with the needs of the species and most individuals. Many find their satisfaction in living this course and to these individuals I have little or nothing to say. Others though long for something more; something innate, genetic and seemingly calling. Adventure and change can give a degree of satisfaction and relief yet even these may seem too tame. To those who feel drawn to something beyond the entertainment and stimulation of senses I offer a walk along The Path of Wildness. Don’t bother penciling the event in your schedule, preparing a pack with goodies and supplies or even inviting a friend along, for this experience is along the course of your first inclination and you must surely always go alone.
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