I’m making my way through an online TEFL course. I know I said in an earlier post that I wanted complete the CELTA course, but I have a good reason: I am impatient.
Month: March 2017
I leave to Europe in 2 months. I get to visit Spain, Italy, and France, which has always been a dream. I cannot wait to go.
I’m obsessed with travelling. I can’t stop thinking about going overseas and living in another country like Japan or Korea. But, in order for that to happen, I need to prepare.
I have a lot to accomplish before leaving. I also need to shift goals around because things have changed. I will no longer buy a computer. Instead, I will save to buy a laptop, which I probably won’t do until I start working abroad. I still plan on running a half-marathon in June. I still plan on working out every chance I get.
I just applied for the CELTA certification program, which will allow me to go through a month-long program where I will be able to learn how to teach children in other countries how to speak English. They’ve standardized the process, and I think this is an excellent way to travel and earn money at the same time. There are plenty of opportunities out there, I just need to pursue some of them.
My desire for wanderlust has never been more exuberant than now. I’ve been thinking of ways that I can travel and still make enough money to pay down my student loans and live comfortably, and I finally decided to pursue a job abroad teaching English.
My life is cluttered with too much stuff. I find myself easily distracted, constantly tidying up, and never on task for more than 30 minutes. I need to go through a physical and mental detox of all things that don’t matter. I need to become a minimalist.
The life of “van dwellers” looks intriguing; purchase a tiny home on wheels, trick it out with the bare necessities, and head out for several months up to a few years travelling from city to city, sleeping at Wal-Marts, and experience the life of a modern traveling nomad. I want to do it.