I don’t know what to say for a first post, so I’m going to give myself a present to welcome myself to my new blog in the hopes it will make this whole idea less intimidating.
What to give to myself… well, let’s see. I’m a 25 year-old living in Texas, feeling restless in my job as a research assistant, and trying to throw together a plan and enough cash to pick up and move myself to the Czech Republic to teach English by the end of 2015. Perhaps I should give myself a suitcase? Well, maybe…but I could probably just have my mom’s old one. Since I have little to no knowledge of the Czech language and culture, maybe I should give myself a guide book or a book of Czech phrases! But then what would everyone get me for Christmas this year? Not to mention I already have the best guidebook and phrasebook at my fingertips already – thank you, Internet! Considering I have no experience teaching English, I might want to give myself some teaching resources. But I don’t know what those are, yet, so that will have to wait until later. I have a niggling feeling that teaching resources are also found aplenty on the Internet, too.
In the end, I’m giving myself permission to not have a clue what I’m doing and still plan on doing it anyhow. Welcome to my blog, world at large! I’m going to use this space to craft a plan, to fill in the details of what’s needed to make this move, and hope as I stumble around the internet looking for answers, some answers might stumble in here to help me out.
Also, I really, really love puns. If you’ve got a problem with it, feel free to czech out anytime.
And without further ado: The List