I leave for Santiago in 14 days!
I leave for Santiago in 21 days! I have almost sealed the deal on my downtown Santiago apartment, and couldn’t be more excited.
The feeling of it all is starting to sink in a bit more. My dad paid off the balance on my tuition, and the books I ordered for the class arrived this week.
While I know journalism can make change in its own right, each story leaves me with a desire to do more. Teaching English as a second language is a perfect fit: a way I can meaningfully contribute to the world.
Although I’ve always been drawn to stories of transience, it’s personally not my strong suit. Even though I desperately want to discover new things and find myself wrapped up in some dreamlike adventure, change is practically my biggest fear. Perhaps that’s why I look up to people who master it so well. Personally surviving such a lifestyle would mean overcoming a pretty big hurdle, or more likely — a thousand of them, but I’m always up for a challenge. Maybe that is, in part, what my travel bug is about.