Most of the pieces of the puzzle have almost fallen into place. I have resigned from my job, moved back to my parents and am now officially unemployed for a few weeks until I fly.
I’ve always wanted to live abroad, even if for a little bit. I’ve also always wanted to teach English abroad, even if for a little bit. The lockdowns got me thinking about all the things that I have wanted to do but never have. It’s not like I’m getting younger by the day. What was I waiting for?
And with that, I started getting the wheels in motion. I put aside all of my adult doubts of a career break, taking a huge pay cut, the unknown, detour in my “career path” and not being any closer to being able to afford a million dollar house. I’m not going to lie, I am still filled with all these adult worries that I now push aside in my head but I know, this is what I need at this current moment in my life. To realise a dream.
A new contract has been signed, flights booked and now just awaiting my visa. I’m studying the language intensively to give myself a head start. The luggage is out and I’ve started piling in the essentials. My shopping list left is tim tams, caramellos, vegemite and eucalyptus oil.
A new adventure awaits in South Korea.