When people ask me why I moved abroad right after college, I’d always tell them that my biggest fear was waking up at 80 years old realizing that my life was almost over and I had never really done anything I wanted to do.
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An Inside Look at My NEW Tbilisi Apartment! (I Moved!!)
Surprise! Chris and I just moved into a new apartment in Tbilisi, Georgia and we signed a YEAR-LONG LEASE. It was a big decision, but we decided that if we’re going to live here indefinitely, we might as well have a bit more space, and take advantage of all the lower prices due to COVID and the borders being shut. After a few days of searching, we ended up finding the PERFECT new place, and I’m so excited to show it to all of you!
A Day in the Life of a Location Independent Travel Blogger
So… what’s it really like to be a location independent travel blogger, online course creator, and freelancer? What do I DO all day, especially now during COVID? What’s an average day look like working from home in Tbilisi? These are questions I get all the time, so I figured… why not share an average day […]
What it’s Like to Teach in China as a Black Woman
The following is a guest post by Melody Mukute, a Zimbabwean mother of three and an active member of my China Teach Abroad Community Facebook group. Melody is a certified teacher in Zimbabwe with six years of teaching experience. A few weeks ago Melody reached out to me and asked if she could share her experience teaching in China as an African non-native speaker. Of course, I was happy to share her experience!
What I’ve Been Up To This 2020: Coronavirus, Money Woes, and Getting Stuck Abroad
Some of you may have noticed I haven’t done the Freedom Life monthly recaps for these last few months. To be honest, I don’t have much of an excuse for why I’ve taken some time off except for that sometimes you need a little bit of a break. With everything that’s been happening this year […]
Want to Work as a College Counselor in China?
This post is current and updated regularly. Last updated as of March 2020! If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me about teaching English in China, I could quit my day job. Teaching English in China is great. I taught for multiple different schools and companies all over China. That said, I […]
10 Reasons Why Teaching Abroad in China is Awesome!
Teaching abroad in China is an incredible experience. You have the ability to make money, explore a new culture, and challenge yourself to have the adventure of a lifetime! However, making the move to Mainland China is definitely not easy. Whether you’re on the fence about teaching abroad, or you’re trying to choose between China and another country, these are my 10 main reasons why teaching abroad in China is amazing!
The Freedom Life: June 2019
This month I took a visa trip to Thailand and had a Bridesmaids dress tailoring catastrophe in Vietnam!
The Freedom Life: May 2019
From settling down in Hoi An, to fostering kittens, to friends visiting and getting involved in a coworking space, there were definitely some high highs. However, the death of a friend and getting my birth control implant cut out in Vietnam were definitely some major downsides to the month.
Am I Legal to Teach in China?
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info. Both here and over at Go Overseas, I write a lot about teaching abroad in China, and I get a TON of questions on the topic. So out of curiosity, I decided to survey hundreds of people (literally) about their biggest worry or concern when […]