I Am Moving Abroad

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.

Photo by Sava Bobov on Unsplash

20 thoughts on “I Am Moving Abroad

  1. Having lived and worked in several countries, I can only understand the desire to live in a country different from your own. It is enriching and transforming. You will never be a true inhabitant of this new country, you will never be anymore like an inhabitant of your country of origin. Considering the previous posts I was expecting you to move to France 🙂

  2. Woop woop! Sounds like an exciting future indeed, and you’ve certainly made the right choice by diving in the unknown. No matter what happens, you’ll be glad you did. Wishing you all the best, and do keep us updated!

  3. Holy crap! This is exciting news! So happy for you! I taught English abroad in France in my early-to-mid twenties, and I will say that it’ll definitely be an adventure for you, with a huge learning curve, but plenty of enriching lessons and memorable experiences to be had. Keep us updated with South Korea (I’ve always wanted to visit)!

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