For most of my life, I have wanted to live in another country. Not because I needed escape from the United States; but rather because I needed to see how other people live. I have two parents who lived in other countries and it just seemed natural to have a taste of that experience. Within the past few years, I had a serious wanderlust attack and decided to put my dream into action.
In true Millennial fashion, I thought I would try to go to Spain and galavant around Europe for a year. I would take siestas and drink wine and eat cheese and be generally great. As I began to work for and with community-oriented organizations, I realized I needed to go somewhere that would allow me to grow personally and professionally. The wine and siestas seemed fabulous; however, I began to change my focus to less common corners of the globe. So after much research and great assistance, I started working on my TEFL certification so that I could teach English.
In July 2015, I took my fresh TEFL certification and 46 pounds of my personal items to Santiago, Chile. My fabulous friend is with me on this journey of exploration and discovery. This is the space where I share our adventures, as well as things I’ve learned along the way.