Moving to Thailand
Summer has just begun and I am finished with my school contracts here in Southern Oregon. I have been searching for a way to expand my business and my reach to more children. I tried a variety of new possibilities in the US but found I didn't have enough resources to make the dream become a reality. However, I love working with children and feel the most lit up when leading small groups in a classroom. After much research and personal reflection, I came across the International TEFL Academy (teaching English as a foreign language). I signed up for an 11-week online course that requires 20 hours of practicum and I will complete the course August 3rd! This certificate enables me to teach English anywhere in the world! They also set me up with resources to find a job in the country of my choosing. I sought out South Korea for a while, it would be beautiful and they would LOVE my unicorn shtick, however, I wanted my first year teaching abroad to be in a welcoming non-achieving country. I came across Thailand and learned it is called the Land of Smiles, a perfect place for a unicorn to arrive! I am proud to say I just landed a teaching position in North Thailand in November. I will be leaving Southern Oregon in August. What might I do from then until then? Well, I've decided to go on a retreat to a Kung Fu temple in Pai. I will train there for 40 days before wandering about Thailand and Bali for 2 months, before starting my teaching job. What a wild adventure! I have sold all of my things, left my domestic lifestyle and am finishing out my Unicorn Services contract. People always ask about my husband, however, I have decided to move on from that relationship with love and respect for our time together is complete. I feel it is time for me to break free, pay off my debts, close my accounts and move to a foreign country with a one way ticket. Stay tune and I will keep ya'll updated about my adventures, but untill then, you can still see me at various events over the summer. Unicorns Believe in You!