All throughout high school and college I felt completely lost. I didn’t know what I wanted to do or be and was feeling tons of pressure from family and friends to join in on the rat race. I settled for going to college and left my institution with no marketable skills and nearly $40,000 in debt.
After realizing that I was beginning to get wrapped up in a social and societal system that wasn’t for me, I ditched it all and moved abroad looking for bigger and better opportunities. For nearly the past two years, I have been on a journey to become a full-time nomad with financial, mental and emotional freedom.
What Do I Do?
I am an English/ESL teacher and tutor, a copywriter, web content writer and blogger. I am a traveler, an adventurer and a part-time nomad (oh, and a cat lady too!)
What Did I Do?
Before moving abroad I spent 5 long years in college and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a certification in environmental sustainability. I interned on a local campaign, waitressed for 6 years to pay my bills and saved money to go on frequent travels.
How Did I Start Traveling?
It all started on a road trip to Tennessee to see a music festival. It amazed me that I could just get in the car and be in a completely different place in a matter of hours. I began to wonder where else I could go and how far I could take it. Since then, I have taken many more road trips around the U.S and to Canada, went on a group trip to Israel, backpacked around western Europe and flew to the other side of the world to live and travel extensively around Asia.
What Are My Goals?
Eventually I would like to work for myself so that I can travel whenever I feel the urge. I want to help inspire others not only to travel but to look for other options for their lives. I want to open people’s eyes to something beyond the rat-race and the status quo. I want people to know that they have options, better options than what they are led to believe. All they have to do is know that they exist somewhere out there.