I just completed the online registration for a TOEIC exam on November 29th. The TOEIC is the “Test of English for International Communication” and if you are asking yourself why this is noteworthy news for me, it’s all because of five little word:
We will move to Japan!
I can’t tell you how excited I am (@^_____^@)
And because I already talked to my boss this week I feel that it is okay to finally put it on my blog.
So what happened till the last time I wrote? – A lot to be honest.
As mentioned before I was away for one and a half months on medical rehabilitation because of my migraines and general exhaustion. In the beginning I didn’t know what to expect and was somewhat apprehensive, but I am very glad I got the chance to go. It was exhausting at times as I got in touch with my emotions again but it was neccessary and the physiotherapy really helped with my migraines.
At the same time my husband had just gotten back from Japan and was (for the first time) home alone in our apartment and got to know how I’m normally feeling. In Japan he had met up with the director of a small company who he’d gotten to know years earlier while teaching him some chinese. This director then just went ahead and offered my husband the perfect job.
I was just so happy, though I didn’t want to believe it yet.
I never thought it would go so fast. The visa was applied for by the company and two weeks ago on friday he already was able to receive it at the consulate here in Düsseldorf. Last week he then immediately flew to Japan and is now already working full-time. The best part though is that he has fun doing it.
That means it is decided, next year we will move to Japan and live there for at least a few years. Of course this also means that I won’t see my family as much, won’t see my niece and nephew grow up as closely as I was able so far. It means that I will have a buttload to do until we move and I have to make a very good plan of everything I need to think about before leaving.
The planning is end of march next year so there is still time left and until then I will post the progress here and probably a whole lot of mental jumping up and down because I’m so “§@”§$%”/ excited.
So to come back to my opening: Why do I take the TOEIC? Because TOEIC test scores are very helpful if you are thinking about finding a job in Japan. Of course I will have to write my resume in english and japanese, but as for any skill you have it just comes in handy when you have numbers and scores to back it up. By the way, has anyone participated in the TOEIC before? If so, any pointers for me? So far I’m concentrating on mock-up tests.