“What did the title just imply…?” Better yet, “WTF LIZ” is probably what you, my darling readers, are thinking right now. This is supposed to be a blog about a NYC girl being weird, then she decided to go all granola and move to Denver, and NOW the she’s heading to Asia? In a nutshell, the explanation is a combination of all those plans. First, I decided that the city that never sleeps was a bit exhausting, so I decided to spend the summer visiting my family in Arkansas and preparing for a September move to Denver. It was early-ish September that my dear friend, Angela, sent me the link to International Volunteer HQ‘s site and it was like the Universe was giving me a good, hard shove in the right direction. Within 2 days I had decided I was going to teach Kindergarten in Indonesia for 8 weeks, then backpack my way over to India and spend an additional 6 weeks teaching English in the slums of Delhi.
Woah-that was a lot to throw out there, but this really isn’t as far-fetched as you might imagine for this awkward city dweller….See, I have been wanting to volunteer since I was in college and living on my political soap box. However, because I’m not a strong enough person, I decided to not turn in my Peace Corps application and instead, dove into the real world (after a summer traveling in Europe, of course).
HEY, it was 2009 and the financial collapse was at its peak, so don’t judge me…or do, whatever. Anyway, after busting my butt AND getting it kicked, in New York, I realized that this “career limbo” I am currently in provides the perfect time gap I need to volunteer for a (not 2 year) stint.
So, I hope this explains how this WTF Wednesday is actually not all that WTFy after all.
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I am super excited and you should be even more excited to keep up with my blog now that SE Asia is being thrown in my messy mix!
Summary- Liz is going abroad to volunteer & teach English to children! Leaving for Bali on Halloween spending a couple of months, then traveling around till I find India, where I’ll be staying till early March or so…THEN I will finally, 100% be moving to Denver, CO
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