As a wife and mother I spend a lot of time thinking. I recently received a letter from my alumni extolling its recent successes - this got me thinking, actually lamenting, my lack of success professionally since I graduated almost fifteen years ago. So how can I undertake to bloom where I am planted? here in 日本?
This where I am at today: A Curriculum Vitae of sorts
35 years old, married with two children
Own car and licenced driver
Semi-permanent resident of Japan
Fluent in English and near illiterate in Japanese, some French
Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) with honours - major Marketing
Surfing the Internet
Organising and decorating
Crafting and creating things (sewing, knitting)
Baking and decorating
Letter writing and corresponding
Child raising, parenting, pregnancy
So looking at this what can I do?
I need a business that I can run from home at any hour of the day or night. Remember I have two young children. I'd like to steer clear of the usual teaching English although I do have a couple of people who I "teach" on a regular basis. I am not interested in running my own school. Translating is out since I cannot speak the language. Even though my husband would love to help me with a business venture he simply doesn't have time so I cannot rely on his expertise or assistance. It has to be something I can do on my own. It doesn't have to be something really profitable even but it will need to be satisfying and fulfilling.
Any thoughts or suggestions?
A final note.
This is a personal journey but at the same time I feel there are many women in a similar predicament. Can we help each other? Have I learned anything along the way that I can pass on? You may have read my other successful (no longer operating) blog, Osaka Mothers.com. I was able to touch many people through this website and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Now that I am an old hand at parenting (laughing) I'm ready to develop in a different way. Join me!