plugging in and losing it

Hey, it’s Tamaki! Today I want to open up and talk a little bit about my experience with an online part time job and how it affected me mentally.


Since a very young age, I always thought online jobs are easy and cool. I remember watching famous YouTubers/bloggers and thinking to myself, “Wow, they are all shining, doing what they love and succeeding.” Nowadays, almost everything and everyone is on the internet, and I feel like the number and variety of jobs on the web is increasing at speed. My interest in and envy of online businesses has been growing ever since.


When my father’s friend offered me a job in online translation, I grabbed it immediately, mostly because I was thinking about quitting my part time job at that time anyway, but also because I wanted to experience being one of those people online, working from home. Just imagining myself using a laptop for an actual paying job, clicking away busily, made me very excited.