Although today is completely dreary and crapola outside, it couldn't be any sunnier for me on the inside.
I have been going about my activities today playing Sun Beam's old trance anthem 'Outside World' blaring out of my sony headphones - a track I first heard in Berlin @ Tresor (one of the best clubs I reckon I have ever been to), a tune that always enhances my mood.
One thing that never ceases me about Japan is how a hopeless situation can literally turn around over night....and this is nothing to do with Rachel Hunter and Pantene.
So last week I was fully ready to throw the towel in. On Friday night I came to a decision to leave Japan in March. I told everyone around me at the time (over a tquyila shot in Zerro), rang my sister and said 'God help me, I am coming home.' To be honest, I was fully relieved with my decision. I said to Brett Saturday morning with my interview looming ' If I don't get this, I am out of here.'
Needless to say the interview went well - they emailed me Sunday to say I have the job. Not only that, but they don't need me to start until May 1 which fits in extremely well with my travel/visa plans. 25 hours or so a week, leaving me enough time to write and do my other jobs.
On top of that, after 2.5 years on/off, I have finally decided to change hostess clubs, have a meeting set up tonight at a new club that offers a whole lot more than what I am currently getting PLUS I do not have to drink alcohol, nor do I have to work every night. So my plan is to work my ass off there until the end of March, go back to Oz for a week and then onto Thailand or the Philippines for 2 weeks.
As good old Sunbeam puts it, we are only meant to exist in the outside world....and I am ready to go back to it.