When I graduated from college, I knew I wanted to travel, to explore, and to actually make a contribution in this world, but I had no idea how to make that happen. My previous travel had left me with a wanderlust to see and do more, and not just on a 2-week vacation from my corporate job.
But life doesn’t offer “study abroad” semesters, and I had student loans to pay back.
I was taught that smart, educated people settle down. Get a job. Buy a house. Start saving for retirement. Apparently something was wrong with me. I had other ideas, and I didn’t see how I could live my dream and be a responsible adult at the same time.
After a lot of trial and error, I discovered that teaching English was the door that opened a whole world of multicultural teaching adventures. It connected me with travel, job security, and the connection with like-minded people that I wanted to meet and learn from.