Truly though, I studied journalism. I love writing. I am most inspired by personal experience and cultural diversity. I’m passionate about seeing the world and meeting the people in it. I’ve wanted to visit Southeast Asia for years now. What better job than teaching English in a foreign country? It’s an immediate in to the community (for optimum storytelling potential), it allows me to LIVE somewhere new and different and explore the globe in style--my style--and it provides the financial means to cover the survival factor.
So, after buying my one-way ticket to Bangkok (for $607 on Eva Air), I enrolled in my 120-hour TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification course, which, including my college degree and enthusiastic attitude, will give me all the necessary requirements to get a job anywhere in the world.
*Two life lessons: the more you talk about something (no matter how long), the more likely you are to do it. And also, if you really want to do something, just do it—buy the ticket, quit your job and soar.