I know it is many travelers dreams to escape and disappear in Thailand, but my dream is not that. Sure, I wouldn’t mind to live on the tropical beaches of Phuket on little cash and big dreams, and soak up the sun and try to figure out my life. That does sound incredible. But really, for the past 2 years what I have really wanted to do is go teach English in Thailand, because then I am gaining 2 experiences in one. Not only the dream of living in Thailand, but the hope of helping people that need it. As well as helping myself. See… win/win.
I recently connected with an old high school friend who is doing just that. She is living in Chaing Mai and recommended a great teaching school. At $1500 to get certified, it is not half bad, but not half easy either. With looming rent, stalked credit card bills, and student loans, I am not sure if I will ever be able to do it. So I keep think it is now or never. As my career has stalled, so have my dreams for Thailand. Does it have to be one or the other? I am not sure. But doesn’t it look lovely?