My air plants bloomed last week : )
Give a little terrarium for Valentines Day
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I am so excited for my travels this year! Today I 1. claimed my Turkish Airlines miles from my trip to Tanzania & Istanbul, 2. mailed in my boarding passes from my Cost Rica trip to Miles & Smiles to claim those miles, too 3. started my budget & fundraising spreadsheets, & 4. contacted a TEFL Institute advisor to start my study abroad application.
I had originally planned to study abroad in Madrid, Spain for my TEFL Certification, but the program start date for Spain is June 3rd, 2013. I don’t graduate until the second week of June (God willing), therefore I won’t be able to apply to this program since I’ll still be in school. So now that I am not going to Spain… I am applying for Brazil! I am more excited about Brazil than I was for Spain, actually ☺
I still have to plan out my trip to Thailand in October through CIEE. The application is lengthy, but this here is my ultimate goal. I’ll be Teaching English as a Foreign Language in Thailand from Fall 2013 - (?) 2014, God willing.
I hope to visit other countries in South America and Southeast Asia while I am there.
Wherever I end up in the world, come visit me.
2012 was wonderful. Among the little things, I am thankful to have read new books, start a new job, open my little craft shop, learn to simplify my life, and to have won a scholarship that will continue my travels. 2012 was the year my journeys began, and I am still blown away. Never before had I imagined myself studying abroad in Tanzania, standing in the center of Europe & Asia in Istanbul, paragliding in Puerto Vallarta, and lodging at the foot of an active volcano in Costa Rica. I am absolutely thankful for all of the help and support that I received from my family and friends. The growth I experienced and the way my life has changed was substantial. I am blessed. At this moment, I feel a little nervous about this year, but at the same time I feel ready. Ready to graduate, ready to continue my travels & move away to a foreign land where I can start anew and feel myself BE. The lesson I’m taking with me: Feed your growth. Sending good vibes your way, Happy New You
(The Real) Rainforest Cafe
La Fortuna, Costa Rica
El día que prueben café de Costa Rica, nada será igual.
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