That’s the number of teaching jobs I applied to yesterday in China, Japan, Malaysia, and Indonesia, collectively.
I took a break from blogging because I needed to get my shit together. So much has happened over the last month that it’s hard for me to wrap my mind around all of it. Like one of my girl friends losing her battle to cervical cancer two weeks ago. And another close friend’s mother passing away the other day. And finally getting the courage to tell someone I really care about that I’m leaving Australia in three months and having it feel like a massive slap in the face. And justice finally being served for the man who murdered my friend in February.
ALL THE FEELINGS.
Yet, despite the emotional rollercoaster I’ve been on recently, I learned how important it is to stay grounded and focused. I learned how to put my best interests at heart, even if it means having to let go of a lot of [emotional] things and people as I transition into a new chapter of life.
Australia will always be my second home, but I’m finally ready to move on.
My heart is telling me to get back into a classroom. I’m craving that kind of interaction and gratification of making a difference in a person’s future. And if there is one thing I have learned from my one year of traveling abroad, it’s to follow your heart.
So, I’m leaning into what my heart is telling me to do and I’m going to Asia for a year.
I’m ready for a change of scenery, more traveling, a cheaper cost of living, and challenges that push me way beyond my comfort zone.
Because if you’re not constantly pushing your limits, you’re not truly living.