Happy Camper

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

8 more teaching days with my 20 kids. Bittersweet. Time is flying faster than I’ve ever experienced before. Feels like just yesterday, I was in my hotel room, studying for my TEFL quizzes and trying not to panic about what I was going to be doing in the following months. Panic attacks happened, meltdowns, and many times I wanted to raise the white flag and give up.

But I didn’t. I kept going.

It’s been 7 months since I had my travel-life crisis, and now every day is filled with laughter, learning, and snacks.

I still don’t quite know exactly where my path is going to take me in the future long-term. As for the near future (which will fly by as if it were a week), it includes more traveling, teaching a new class, and continuing to grow and evolve.

Over a year ago, I was on Vashon Island and I wrote something that I came across today and it made me so happy.

“Being on an island for a week definitely stirs up my creativity. The vision board I made a couple years ago is sloooowly coming to fruition. So I decided to make some more visions in my daydream journal that I can carry around with me.
I keep stressing that I don’t have a concrete goal in mind right now. Feels like life would be easier if I knew exactly what I wanted to do career-wise or exactly where I wanted to settle down. But after thinking about these visions and then physically creating them, it’s clear that I *do* have goals. Maybe not super specific, but as long as I’m near water, learning, traveling, and exploring, I’ll be one happy camper.”

I still am not too sure on my career or location goals…and that’s OK. But I’m happy. And at the end of the day, that’s what matters most. Life has been unraveling in a magnificent way and I have no doubt that my visions will keep coming to life.

Just gotta keep going with that flow…

I am indeed a happy camper…

Sending love to you all – I hope your days have been filled with smiles and snacks!!


  1. How long is school out for? Are you planning to teach another class in the next school year? Same or new class of kids?

    So happy you are happy!! At the end of the day what more could you wish for right? I wish you happiness and contentment always!! Love from Seattle xoxo


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