After one month of waiting, I finally got my start date last week and my official offer letter. With that, it’s time to make that important announcement about the future of this blog among other things.
In other words, no more NEET life for me!
As said previously, I announced that I finally got a job offer in May, which I got on my first interview. After waiting for a month to get a clearance, I now have a start date, which is the last week of July. This will be a big change for me since I will be entering into the workforce after years of education. This is a full-time job, meaning that I will have slightly less time although I will only be working for 40 hours a week. Still, the pay is enough to live comfortably, although it’s slightly less than for a job that requires a master’s degree. Still, I’m willing to take it since I want to get my foot in the door and the pay will increase after one year anyways. I will share more how I got there and such when I write one more editorial on Shirobako, which I want to write.
With that, I need to relocate to central Pennsylvania for my new job. While I won’t go on hiatus since I plan on auto publishing a few reviews, I won’t be gone for that long since the equipment for the internet is already set up. However, I won’t be able to cover any of the new shows from the 17th until July 19th, meaning that the first episode of Idolmaster Cinderella Girls Second Season will probably be one day late, but it’s not a big deal. Once I start working, I don’t expect the blogging rate to change much, which will be about 3-5 posts a week. Expect me to catch up really quickly since I plan on having the shows downloaded to my phone.
As for the future of this blog, I don’t expect things to change much except for one thing. I plan on saving some money to go to an Anime convention next year. Depending on my expenses will determine which one I plan on going. For now, I’m planning to try to aim for Anime Expo in 2016. If I can’t save enough before February of next year, I will probably go to Otakon in Washington DC, which is a 2 hour drive from where I will be living. Either way, I will share my experiences like other bloggers do once I come back. For those who have gone to Anime Expo, feel free to share how much it costs from your experiences, especially those who flew in.
Lastly, there is the Love Live Movie, which will be airing in the west this fall. While there is no showing in Pennsylvania (or even in Philadelphia, which is surprising), I have to go back to New Jersey in September to see my endocrinologist to check on my thyroid after the weekend it shows. Since there is an airing in New Jersey, I may as well see it, providing that doesn’t sell out yet. If I decide to watch it, I will definitely write a review once I finish it, although there will be spoilers.
Aside from that, I’m glad that things are getting better and people are finally getting jobs, even some who are part of the Anime blogging community that just graduated college. With that, I can’t wait to start working and as always, I will still be here sharing my thoughts on anime as always.
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Congrats on the job! I wish you luck 😀
Thanks and it feels good to have some money to spend, but of course I don’t plan on spending it all like other people do.
welcome to the job force…you will never have the same free time again
But think about the money I can spend… But still, I get off on the holidays and theres vacation time…
Still, being a NEET is kind of boring in real life if you think about it since I run out of things to do with all that free time.
Like I said before, you are extremely lucky to land such a perfect job right out of college, never having to know the pain of thankless minimum wage jobs or anything like that, not to mention having a family willing to help you with all the expenses that moving and getting a house entails (since there are plenty of families who wouldn’t help nearly as much, or are unable to).
But anyway, I wish you the best of luck and hope that you enjoy your new life. Working full-time and living on your own may eat up more free time than you think, so you may find that you won’t be blogging as much as you’d like. But I’m glad that you still intend to though 😉 And it would be really awesome if you could make it to AX 2016! We could finally meet in person after all these years!
I do have to pay the expenses back after I worked a few months, but at least it’s better compared to other families.
I don’t know how work will be like, but I know that it will probably not be as intensive compared to the industry as I won’t be working long hours and that I don’t really have much of a social life anyways, although I may need to do business trips for training. I’ll see how things goes, but probably the impact might not be too severe.
Of course, I’ll like to go to a blogger meetup as well if I decide to go. It all depends how things goes and by then, I will probably have enough vacation time saved up (four hours are given each pay period). Aside from that, I look forward to your AX15 post.