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I Left My Boyfriend to Follow My Dreams

December 1, 2015
ha long bay vietnam

Thirteen months to be exact, that’s how long I went without seeing my boyfriend. I saw him on a screen every day but not once did I get to hold his hand or wedge my face into that cozy space between his jaw and shoulder. Leaving Josh wasn’t easy. We had met in high school, fallen in love and have been together ever since. Josh and I were the sickly cute couple, building ginger bread houses at Christmas and carving…

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A Week in The Life Bali

November 5, 2015
Pura Ulun Danu Bratan temple in Bali

Living a life abroad is dynamic. While it may seem exciting and inspirational at first, dig a little deeper and you will find that a life of travel is in fact both of those things but can be just as monotonous, tiring, frustrating and boring as a life lived at home. After writing a post on what my life was like living in Thailand, I have decided to write another one to update you on what it has been like…

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Wrapping up: What I gained from my life in Chiang Mai

September 13, 2015

It’s been nearly seven months that I’ve been living in Chiang Mai and as my yearning to leave grows stronger, I find it necessary to sit back and reflect on my time here. From walking the streets with my resume back in March to now being looked at as a “veteran” expat within the community, my experience in this city has constantly evolved. While some days were filled with hate for my teaching contract and apartment lease ball and chain,…

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Learning to Ride a Motorbike in Thailand

August 13, 2015

Updated on April, 2017 As I drove my rickety Honda Civic to high school every morning, I have to admit that I felt like a bad ass as I passed the school buses with my screamo band of the day blaring through the windows. Sometimes I got to keep my feeling of vehicle superiority but other days it was stolen from me by one of my classmates. Jen. We weren’t friends in high school but I couldn’t help but notice…

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Should I Teach English Abroad? Here’s How 4 English Teachers Answered This Question For Themselves

May 13, 2015
Should I teach English abroad?

Should I Teach English Abroad? Here’s How 4 English Teachers Answered This Question. Updated 2017 Should I teach English abroad? Well, your answer depends on a few things. My answer to this question would be a hell yes! But, don’t let me try to convince you to start a new career teaching ESL. Here are four people who once asked themselves the question, “should I teach  English abroad?” Each one of them decided to say yes. Read on to find…

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