Today marks seven years since I arrived in Osaka, Japan and started this job of teaching English to children. But that’s not all.
Take on freelance translating and then use that as in to something else. Or do anything. No one can up and quit their job but no one is stuck in something unless they want to be. Open your own school if you’ve grown to like teaching, or take the JLPT N1 and search (several months in advance is normal) for a job in any field you want. There are so many options that are open to you. Take citizenship, where you will now longer be defined by visa, permanent resident, or what you are associated with. There are so many options that while difficult are not the mountain they are made out to be.