Starting from the Bottom

Our journey is starting from the very bottom.

My husband is out of work pending back surgery so we’re living off my McDonald’s Crew Training salary of $11.10 an hour. It hasn’t been easy. We’ve been struggling and have had to rely on donations from our GofundMe campaign just to stay afloat.

However, setting this goal to visit and eventually live in Japan has helped us push through the struggle we’re dealing with financially. Yes, life is stressful right now but that goal keeps reminding me that it won’t always be this way, that we will be in Japan.

There’s many things that draw my husband and I to Japan and it’s not just anime and manga. We love their culture and how they live. They live in a “collective society”. Their way of life is how Cameron and I prefer to live. We love and respect their traditions and would never want to change it. We want to be part of it. We want to experience their culture. We want to live like they do.

Before moving there we have to visit first. I can’t just assume that I’ll love living in Japan when I haven’t even been there yet. That goal is set for five years from now. I’m going to document our journey to get out from the bottom and start saving money for our visit to Japan. The first thing that has to be done is my husband need’s to get his back surgery. I am planning to call his doctor tomorrow and get him an appointment for a consult. Only after his surgery can he really get back to work.

There is is a bit of good news though. My mom is sending us some supplies through She’s helped us quite a bit since my husband had to quit his job when his back went out. She’s also sending us a PC! It’s just a basic one, nothing fancy but it’s coming with a printer too so we can print out resumes! Also, my husband could try to find an online job he can do from home. I won’t get my hopes up though. Unfortunately there’s a lot of scam jobs out there.

Having a PC will also make it easier to update this blog.

That’s all I’ve got to say for today. I’ll post again when I find an extremely helpful video about Japan and their culture.