I haven’t posted in a week and I haven’t even been able to work on a draft. I’m tired and stressed. Keeping up with the blog was causing me a lot of undue stress. So I need(ed) a break and it may last a bit longer. I’ve been working long hours which I wasn’t doing in the past. Now, I’m working 10-12 hours in the office and commuting for another 2-3 hours. I barely see the sunlight.
COVID cases are on the rise and the state just implemented a curfew from 10pm-5am. The holidays won’t be the same this year and it’s all so very stressful.
I guess I have the same Japanese work ethic and it’s something I really hate. Japan has some of the longest working hours in the world and many of those hours are unpaid. For me, I don’t get paid overtime. My salary is barely fair for normal hours, but with all the extra hours I put in, it seems like less than minimum wage. We take it and stay quiet, because we are to remain loyal to our employers. But it’s stressful being all work and no play,
Having such long days and having to write new content daily was too much for me so one had to give. Obviously, I need my job to pay bills. So at this moment, I’m not sure when my next post will be. But I hope you understand why I’m MIA.