Adios ‘Murica, Hellooo Asia!
I recently created a playlist with the theme of change because change is inevitable. We grow up, we become ‘adults’, we get new jobs, we move cities, etc. But changing circumstances can prove to be overwhelmingly difficult and stressful. Change can also be a source of excitement and fulfillment. I even have a tattoo on my wrist to remind me that impermanence is the only true constant in life. Isn’t it cool that everything around and within us is in a constant state of flux? That every living organism is always evolving, from the regenerating cells in our bodies to the cosmos...
If we were to remain stagnant, we wouldn’t grow and advance. I’ve been obsessing about change lately because I am about to ride that wave big time. I am relocating to Korea next month to teach English! I will be there for at least a year. Yes, a Mexican girl will teach English in Korea. And I am so freaking stoked about it! One of my biggest goals in life is to travel the world and experience the plethora of beautiful and diverse cultures that exist. And guess what? Having a paid gig in Korea will bring me that much closer to this dream of vagabonding the globe. Asia, here I come!
Friends and family ask me how I currently feel and the answer is excited, nervous, overwhelmed, scared and happy. But above all, this move feels right for me. I’ve wanted to do this since I was in college but figured that if I got a degree I might as well put it to use in the 9-5 rat race world that I’ve been part of for the past two years. And now I’m ready to move to the other side of the world because life is way too short to remain in one place the entirety of one’s life.
I hope that sharing my adventures in Korea and Asia in this blog will serve to inspire you in some way. Hopefully, you’ll start taking steps towards something wild and big you’ve always wanted to do. Or maybe it will infect you with some wanderlust and you’ll be compelled to start traveling. The theme of this blog will obviously shift to reflect my new reality but I will continue to talk about Latin issues because that’s who I am.