Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Big Move

When I got laid off in May, I bypassed the feelings of panic and despair. Getting laid off gave me the kick I needed to rethink my life. I had long felt that my passions lay elsewhere and that I had merely been going through the motions at my job.

I was convinced that if I kept going down this path, that I would look back in 20 or 30 years and regret not having done more, not having explored, and not finding what it was that made me want to wake up each morning.

What is it that I want to do? I still have no clue. But to help find out, I decided to do something HUGE...

On January 13th, I am getting on a plane and flying across the world to Hanoi, Vietnam. I will be living there for six months and teaching English at a school. I also hope to travel. Can I speak Vietnamese? No. Have I ever taught before? No. But I HAVE been to Vietnam and loved it. And I know that this adventure will be great and will shape the rest of my life!

1 comment:

  1. almost six months later, and you dont want to leave.
    strange thing isnt it, a stranger tracing back your steps as you spend time in this country.

    hope you will stay for a long time.
    and lol what laid off? you quit for adventures !!!