*A little bit about me...
I have been an English teacher in Korea for 2 years now. I graduated from American University in Washington, DC with a degree in International Relations. My dream since I was a kid has been to explore this vast world of ours. At first I thought joining the Peace Corps was the way to go. But, like many Americans my age, I have a lot of debt from that university degree. I can't afford to work for free for two years. I worked at a law firm after college, vainly trying to save up enough money to cover my expenses so I could volunteer abroad. After two years I had hardly anything to show for it. Then, I happened to find ASK Now while I was searching the Internet one day.
It seemed too good to be true. Work abroad and save money at the same time? And still have money left to travel on the side?? What about working with kids? I hated kids. After doing some research I took the plunge with ASK Now and haven't looked back since.
Living abroad is exciting! There are always new things to experience, people to meet, and places to go. I have formed lifelong friendships here and am satiating my travel bug. And, to top it all off, soon my college debt will be paid off! Thus, another good reason for staying in Korea- I'll never be able to save like this in America, so I'm taking advantage of it while I can. Moving to Korea was the best decision I have made for myself thus far. I can't recommend it enough and this is the reason I wanted to begin working with ASK Now.
Many people back home tell me how envious they are of me that I get to live abroad and travel. But I tell them they can do it too, just stop making excuses. What's that? "Living abroad is difficult?" Not any more than living in the States is. In fact, I've found that living in the States can be even more frustrating when it comes to certain things. Every place has it's good and bad points. "But you'll miss your friends and family?" No worries. Chances are, they'll be there. Waiting for you when you return. A year flies by much faster than you think and the experience will last a lifetime. "So what about those kids?" you ask. Turns out kids are pretty cool after all, and we get along just fine.
So go ahead. Stop making excuses. Take the plunge and just do it! You won't regret it. Promise.
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PS: You can follow my adventures in Korea by reading my blog, davidluth/blogspot.com
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