Oh man, I really need to get out of this place.
If I’m doing what the title of this post says now, then I guess the past year has been a series of breach births: failed attempts to start my life in Oklahoma and Miami and even the armpit of Georgia before I finally just moved back home. There’s this NYT article (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/22/magazine/its-official-the-boomerang-kids-wont-leave.html?_r=0) I read the other day on the “boomerang generation” of kids who come back home after college and a professor of mine noted that this trend mirrors one that’s been going on in other countries for years. I don’t personally see anything wrong with moving back in with the original landlord (haha, pregnancy jokes), but this isn’t where I can thrive. I don’t have any designs on going to grad school yet if ever, I don’t want to stay in my current position in a field that I don’t love, and I’ve got a mean case of wanderlust that needs some satisfying.
Which brings me to Thailand.
“Thailand?!?!” says the incessant voice of my overbearing mother. Yep. A friend of mine recommended that I go to South Korea to teach English, but it doesn’t draw me in quite the same way Thailand does. Plus, I really want to face the challenge of learning a pretty difficult non-Romance language I’d never considered learning before.
I’ve decided to go with the teacher placement program by GeoVisions, in part because it has a TESOL certification training program built in, and chatting with a representative yesterday really solidified my resolve. (I had been considering a similar but slightly pricier program with Greenheart Travel.) I’m pretty stoked.