Where To Go? What To Do?

So, I’ve been thinking a lot about the future. Of course. That’s what I do.

I signed up online for this website, The International Teacher. Various American/International schools from around the world post their open positions. It’s pretty exciting (and a bit scary at the same time).

Basically, if you play your cards right, you can end up with a sweet gig: tax free salary, housing paid for, travel to and from the country, signing bonuses, and some places will give stipends for masters degrees! I mean, would I be stupid if I didn’t follow through on this?

Cons: It’s a commitment in another country. I would be the big 3-0 by the time I came home (or close to it, anyway…). I’m not too worried about the age–I just feel like it would be strange to start new at that age. You know? I wouldn’t teach overseas forever, so coming home and starting over is inevitable.

I guess I am just leaving it up to the powers that be: Do I go to grad school and teach in Virginia? Do I teach overseas and experience life in a foreign country?

8 responses

  1. It’s scary to think about–but I think you should try it! I mean why not? Especially if you’re not looking at equally great opportunities here. I’m actually thinking about taking a trip around the world–it would be a year commitment, and I’m not sure how it would affect my future career, but I feel like if I don’t do it now I’ll regret it. Plus I’ve never really regretted traveling and being in other countries! 🙂

    • Oh, I would TOTALLY go if I were you (and if you have the resources). Early 20’s would have been the perfect time for that. Your blog cracked me up, btw. You write just like you’re sitting across from someone chatting. Good luck!

  2. I lived in Korea for a year LOVED…and it got me started on an awesome travel path. Never worry about age…I’m 29 and travel has made me much younger then my friends who are saddled with 2 kids, a crappy husband, and a mortgage.
    There are many places to teach : ) Good luck!

  3. You KNOW what I think. You should have done this way back when! You are in a position to do this now! Pray about it and have the Lord guide you. Don’t miss the NOW because your are waiting for any future plans you may have because those may not be the plans that are in store for you!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s