Well, I have finally finished my job at City Hall. Hard to believe I’ve worked as an ALT for 9 full years. It’s even more difficult to imagine life after such a long stretch doing basically the same thing day in and day out.
But here I am. We’re still waiting on my wife’s visa (as well as the whole “health care” situation to fully settle) before making the move back to the U.S., so in the meantime we’ve moved into my in-laws’ place. The transition has been difficult but not impossible. The real difficulty has been thinking of ways to make money, though. More specifically, thinking of ways that will make money while fulfilling me. At first I considered doing online translation, and I’m at least qualified to work on gengo.com now, but after a lot of soul searching I realised that I wouldn’t feel very fulfilled. Yes, it’s something I can probably do, but that doesn’t mean I should just jump in and do it I guess.
So, I asked my wife if I could have one month to completely screw up. By that I mean I have a month to pursue making money doing art. Honestly, even that’s really difficult for me to work out how to do, but for the time being I’ve been setting up SNS accounts for my friend and my site, thecoopkids.com. You may or may not have realised that The Ballad of Cawnye is a joint effort between Matt Smith and myself. We’ve been working on a dedicated site to our cooperation called, The Co-Op Kids for a while, but I have only recently had the time to start putting in some serious effort. I guess my main goal for this month is to get the site looking pristine and then research and implement ways to monetise it.
Sorry for the shameless self-promotion and thank you for reading as always.