We’re new to this whole blog thing, so bare with us. For starters, let me explain who we are and why we’re doing this. As travel enthusiasts, we have found one thing to be true: adventure may hurt you; but monotony will kill you.
This should give you some insight into the type of people we are. We’re open and looking for adventure!. Having said all that, let me tell you what our lives have been like for the past few years. After many adventures exploring the world, we did what all 20-somethings do: graduate college and get jobs. As college-sweethearts, we’ve been blessed with the opportunity to spend time with family, travel and make some awesome memories. When ‘real life’ kicked in, it was slightly harder to find new experiences we were looking for.
You see, as we get older, we increasingly reflect on our personal goals and ambitions in life. What are the values we hold as individuals and as a couple and how will these experiences help achieve those goals?
After hours and hours of research (and daydreaming) we have come up with two options that seem realistic: teaching English abroad and earning advanced degrees abroad. Both have their pros and both have their cons.
>>>Teaching English Abroad<<<
- PRO – develop a new skills, living abroad, travel, meeting people from diverse backgrounds
- CON – being away from family, potentially earning/saving less money on a monthly basis, interrupting our current career trajectories
>>>Graduate School Abroad<<<
- PRO – earning an advanced degree, continuing/starting a new career trajectory
- CON – student loans/debt, uncertainty of job placement upon return to the USA, limitations with regards to programs taught in English
There is a lot to think about and we’re still exploring, but we know that without taking our daydreams seriously, we may find ourselves disappointed in the future.
More updates to come. For now, here are some of the resources we’re using to help us make our decision:
Overcoming the ‘fear of the unknown’
Teaching English Abroad