1- By the time you buy that ticket, you know you are brave enough to step out of your comfort zone
Leaving my office job behind and starting my journey as an English teacher aboard was never in my list when graduating from university.
You still found it hard to believe and by the time, you thought you were so crazy, you already found yourself on the plan.
2- Living on your own and start job seeking is not that hard
Buying my first pieces of local food, seeing ten studio apartments in a day, and joining 7 interviews per week and getting lost for like 100 times?
Well, I could say it was surprisingly beautiful that you can handle everything on your own in another country.
3- I’ve learnt from everyone that I’ve met
I’ve learnt a lot from my employers, from my students (of all ages) and especially the people that I meet along the way. I feel blessed when joining the expats community in each city help me to realize that “Big city, small world” doest exist.
4- Impossible means “I’m possible” itself
I have been to places I’ve never thought I would be. I’ve tried the dishes that I only watched from youtube and I’ve made a bucket list that I never had in my diary. Impossible means ”I’m possible” itself.
5- Living the moments
While I might have been at my desk and doubted how life would be if I did this or that. Now, I’ve somehow understood Mark Twain quite better cause ““Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ”
All the best for you and your journey ahead as an ESL teacher ;)