Ah, my first post of many.
I leave for Thailand on Tuesday. Today is Wednesday. So, if you ask me how I'm feeling about leaving the list of emotions is pretty long: excited, nervous, scared, happy, sad, anxious, thankful, nostalgic... all the things.
Life is about to be very different in just one, short week. That's crazy. I keep comparing my departure to the feelings I felt when I studied abroad in college. The feelings are very different though! I suppose the difference amounts to Thailand being much further away, not speaking a lick of Thai, the climate being hot/humid and the fact that I'll be TEACHING English to students! These things both excite and terrify me. Alas, these things are exactly why I'm going: to LIVE. After 3 years post-grad doing the corporate job life routine, it's time for a change-up. A new, unforgettable adventure to inundate my friends and family with for the rest of time, most likely.
I look forward to putting my TEFL practice and theory to the test when I'm finally in Sanpatong, Chiang Mai. But first, orientation in Bangkok with the rest of the Thai Teachers squad. Until then...