Thinking About Change
Posted on February 6, 2013
I have a love-hate relationship with Change. The timing plays a lot in whether or not my reaction will be positive or negative. If the change opens up an opportunity for me to travel then I guess you can say my love relationship with it will grow. This kind of change is what brings me to my nudging to write this post.
The past couple of posts documents my recent visits to Switzerland and France. There is no doubt that I absolutely enjoyed Switzerland and having a best friend that lives there is definitely the highlight. I did not want to leave the place. Ask her, she’ll tell you. I’ve been thinking a lot about going back since I left but struggled with a few thoughts. A couple of days ago while surfing the net, I got some clarity and a little boost on making a transition.
I logged on to Pinterest for the first time in months and came across a beautiful board titled, “What a Wonderful World” by Linnea Holmstrom. It depicts some amazing places around the globe. The sites are breathtaking and unimaginably beautiful! The creator of this board takes you to the Northern Sky, Seljalandsfoss, Ireland; Heaven’s Trail, Ireland; Caves in Mexico; Musha Cay, Bahamas, the list goes on like a beautiful, endless trail.
Well, I got an eye full and decided that I want to see it all! I’m not quite young anymore but I’m not dead either. I’ve never been tied to my home country. I’ve always reminded myself that I can always return home. Home is always there. How long do you get to travel the world before husband comes and the kids are running around? Who knows? What I do know is that I have today. Tomorrow I’m not guaranteed but today I hold in my hands.
So what’s stopping me? I’ll tell you what has stopped me. It’s a culture of attaining any and everything possible. The more you get the more you want and should want. One that says you should work hard, make a lot of money to buy a big house to fill with the ideal family (husband; two kids; one dog) and lots of fancy things plus a hefty retirement fund sitting somewhere for when all of those material things no longer matter. Don’t get me wrong, I am not against hard work. I myself used to be an over achiever. I have the medals and trophies as proof. However, don’t you just sometimes think to yourself, “There must be more to life than all of this striving!” ?
Does it matter if those things do not matter now?! Am I such a loser if I want to postpone those things to hop around the world? Some would probably say “yes” because when you’re done globe-trotting you’ll be leaving your thirties and starting over will be harder. I say, “why do you care?!”
It’s my life to take a chance with!
In late November of last year I became unemployed. I thought, what better time to start over, what better time for change. New country, new job, new experiences.
So, I’m thinking about moving from here……
I know, I know. They’re two extremes but I LOVE it! I am seriously considering becoming certified to teach English as a second/foreign language. Hopefully, this will open up an opportunity in whatever country I may find myself in, to make a living teaching. Sounds feasible right?
Well that’s the plan at the moment, plain and simple (seemingly). That being said, if any of you beautiful people out there happen to know of an accredited institution where I can become TESOL Certified, let me know please. I’m on a mission!
A change is gonna come!