Over the past couple months I’ve slowly but surely started re-evaluating myself and where I want to be in the future. Now whether or not I will move there for permanent residence or simply live there for a short period to teach or whatever, that’s TBD. I recently just struck a job at a Surveying company and the pay is good. I want to stay in the states for a good 3-4 years and possibly save money. I’m single and have relatively little expense, so money won’t be too big of an issue. Texas has been good to me, but I feel like Im not meant to stay forever. The world is large, and learning a different language and culture seems like it would provide perspective and a fresh start. Also not to undermine the challenge. Why I choose Japan is that the land is beautiful and the people are highly respectful. My thoughts are that I might live in a small town and away from the city so I can start small and not overwhelm myself. English teachers are of high demand and the JET program provides government housing for those who wish to teach it in JP. These are currently my two favorite channels for getting to know the language and the land. Abroad in Japan can certainly set a better explanation through his videos than I can so I’d recommend you check out some of his stuff. Japanese From Zero https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCxuZNRnlprC70l1bnI0n-XQ Abroad in Japan https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCHL9bfHTxCMi-7vfxQ-AYtg Also using a few apps like “Japanese!” and “Tinycards” help imbetween with the Hiragana, Kanji and Katakana (Kanji will be a bitch, but fun to learn). I’ll prob use italki when I can form basic sentence structure so I’m not wasting my time and money going 1m/h. What are your thoughts? Any particular routes I should take, savings/career advice, or learning programs for the language?