Posted by The Free Spirited Foreigner On 27/05/2012
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Posted by The Free Spirited Foreigner On 15/04/2012
Delaying the Real World:
A Twentysomething’s Guide
to Seeking Adventure (2005)
If you have no idea what to do with yourself or if you have a passion that has no logical next-step, this book will help you. There are endless options and I found myself opening up to possibilities I’d never even considered, like WOOFing, working for a reputable volunteer organization or doing a RTW (round-the-world) trip! It’s laced with accounts of people who are doing all the things you’re daydreaming about- proving it’s realistic, very possible, and that you can do it too!
It’s exciting to hear someone with the same attitude towards living life giving you great ideas and also encouraging you to go after it! …whatever ‘it’ may be!
Posted by The Free Spirited Foreigner On 10/03/2012
As teachers who I work with have been learning of my plans to move to Taiwan for the next year, either through me or through the grapevine, I’ve been receiving a mixed bag of reactions. It’s actually quite interesting. I’ve gotten, “You have a great personality. You’ll do fine.” and “I could never do that! Wow, good for you.” to,“Why would you ever want to do that?”, with a cold, confused expression.
Needless to say, it’s exhausting to justify myself to people who clearly believe that the U.S. is the most idyllic place whole world (without actually stepping foot out of this country ironically)! It’s a good thing I’m doing this for myself and not for anyone else, that’s for sure.
Posted by The Free Spirited Foreigner On 06/03/2012
I’ve just submitted my contract for employment at Shane English School- Taiwan, in Taichung, Taiwan for the next year! I’ll be moving to the other side of the world in mid-May of this year to start this new chapter and I can’t wait.
This past weekend was very dramatic and I had to make a swift but sure decision. I was offered the job Friday and had to let Shane know by Monday, which was actually Sunday night Boston time! This is pretty much how it went if you organize the cluster-fuck that was my stream of thinking throughout… (excuse my language, family!)
Stunned. Anxious. I watched an entire season of a survivor type reality show so I wouldn’t have anxiety all night about the decision. That plan was effective, however got me no closer to making my decision. (Shocker, I know). Talked to Mom. Leaning towards a ‘no’ because of lack of excitement/extreme presence of fear as I ran through all the ‘What ifs’ in my head.
*By the way that show was called Out of the Wild: Venezuela (Discovery Channel) and it was pretty addictive and interesting enough to keep my thoughts busy for the entirety of that night! They had to live off the land, etc, etc. I recommend!