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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

so if you've been on a spark team with me, you probably know that i recently graduated and was waiting on a decision about acceptance into grad school. well, i didn't get in to grad school [which is totally okay]. and now i have the big question of "what am i going to do?"

i've been researching going to a foreign country to teach english for about 5 months or so now. i had figured i would go to japan and teach english starting in january and even though i found out about grad school at the beginning of september, i haven't taken any steps to actually applying for the position in japan.

after a long talk with my mom this morning, and then my cousin after that, i decided that as cool as i know japan is and as much as i love it, the whole teaching english thing doesn't seem right to me. it's a full time job [any teachers out there, you know how hard you work!] that wouldn't really allow me a lot of free time to travel and enjoy japan.

soooooo i've made a decision. in january [after my web design class at the college is done in december] i'm going to move to england for a year and get a job there. there's a program my cousin made me aware of called SWAP and i'm going to take advantage of that. i'll be living in england but it will be up to me to find a job/place to live [unlike the japan job where these are assigned to you] and it will give me free time to travel around europe for a year. i had kind of forgotten that i wanted this to be a vacation first and a job second. i want to travel for a year and just work to LIVE not live to work!

and even though i just made this decision a few short hours ago, already, everything seems brighter!! i have something that i'm looking forward to with so much enthusiasm i can hardly wait! sure, i have a lot to do to prepare for this adventure, but it doesn't seem daunting anymore. and now i have REAL motivation for my weight loss. this year will be fabulous and i should feel and look fabulous too!

it's great when you finally make a decision...i can't believe how much a simple decision has already affected my outlook on life!!

just wanted to share a piece of my motivation with you all! emoticon
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    Thats cool!
    Any ideas of where yet? We could meet for a coffee in London!
    Good Luck
    4298 days ago
    thanks everyone for your support and well wishes!! i'm sure i'll be taking pictures/blogging all the time about my experiences there!
    4298 days ago
    Great decision.
    You'll love England. I lived there for 9 years.


    4298 days ago
    Wow! Good for you. I love that you did not get down about not getting into grad school, but took matters in your own hands and have figured out what you will do starting in January! You sound good. You sound happy about your decision. I wish you all of the success in the world! I know you will be great! Enjoy every last minute of this. Take a ton of pictures and document everything! Most importantly, have fun!
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    4299 days ago
    Good choice. I'd take England over Japan any day =)
    If you're able to take time out to travel around and LIVE, do it! You might not get that opportunity again for a while.
    4299 days ago
    Sounds like an exciting opportunity! Hope it's a wonderful experience.
    4299 days ago
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