1. This TEFL Course...
But with all the anxiety and stress of starting a new job teaching (with virtually no qualifications other than this intense TEFL course and being fluent I guess), these are the moments and adventures that make you develop personally whether you want to or not. And this new job I am prepping for more intensely than I have any other job, so I know I'm doing my best in the present moment.
2. What do I do with all of my things?
I may live in a studio apartment but good lord do I have a lot of crap. And things I don't necessarily need, but are more "nesting" items than anything. So while I don't need all the adorable things I'm currently surrounding myself with; a brightly colored serape blanket, a tiny hand painted elephant, eucalyptus leaves in old wine bottles, feathers and doilies, I want to keep them all. My time in Thailand will truly teach me how to live minimally, and I will embrace that with open arms. My only question now is how much of this stuff do I really need. And by need I mean really really want. Time for some soul searching, Amy.
3. The weather change
I grew up in the toasty, yet dry, Arizona desert, so I've experienced my fair share of warm weather. My only experiences with humid and scorching temperatures (like Thailand) was a brief trip to New Orleans in July. The best way to describe Louisiana in the dead of summer was that the moment I walked out of the beautiful, fresh, crisp hotel lobby into the streets of the French Quarter, I immediately wanted to run back inside and take a cold shower. I was sticky, my skin had started sweating with out my awareness, and I had already pitted out my t-shirt. So this move to Thailand will help my embrace that weather, and my uncontrollable sweating. Because mother nature is going to win this fight. Note to self: pack black t-shirts.
4. Making friends
5. Living halfway across the world.
While these are all things I'm freaking out about, I can't help but be incredibly excited about the person I am going to become when I tackle all of these hurdles. These are more of stresses in the sense that I know I am going to overcome these obstacles, just getting there is the challenging part. Especially since it isn't happening yet, my brain is just in over drive.
So cheers to one more day towards May 5, the day I turn 24, and fly to a new country and become a teacher, all for the first time in my life.