First things first, yesterday I found out I got a job I interviewed for. This is great news - a salary and benefits, like a "real adult" - and I'm excited to see where it goes career-wise.
Now here's another thing. I was thinking about taking a week and a half and going to Japan to see my friends there before everyone disperses and moves back to their home countries to start their lives in the summer. I have a lot of friends over there who are English teachers, and this means lots of free places to stay. Basically, the trip would be a final revisit to my "old life" and perhaps a nice means of closure. Not to mention a friend from the UK is going at the same time, and tickets are cheap for flights.
I wanted to go April 5-16, but my job starts March 21st. It wouldn't look good at all with any job, but even more so since it's a 2-person office and I will be the assistant to the executive director of the organization. Jeopardizing a new job is stupid but probably not grounds for firing, and this is really the last time in my life I'd be able to have this sort of trip to Japan.
What would you do in my shoes? Keep in mind that it's almost typical of me to take impulsive and expensive trips.