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There is freedom waiting for you, On the breezes of the sky, 

And you ask “What if I fall?” 

Oh but my darling, what if you fly? -EH

Midwest Heart. Adventurer. English Teacher. Female Traveler.

Escaping the city and entering the world. 

Born and raised in Minnesota by two incredible parents alongside 3 fun loving siblings. I spent my college years at the University of Minnesota studying Journalism and Communications. My travel bug first awoke when I backpacked through Europe for a month at the age of 19 with my sister and from then on my life was forever changed. I then studied abroad in London and met some of the greatest people I have ever known. After graduating I entered the corporate world for 4 years and very soon realized that my life in a cubicle didn’t feel quite right. My dreams felt bigger than that.

Onto my next chapter of my life: Teaching abroad. I originally went to college to become a teacher but changed majors my junior year (as many of us do). I soon realized that if I were to regret something in life, it would have been not teaching abroad. I decided to take the next step in my journey and intertwine my passions of children, teaching and travel and pack my bags to move to South Korea. I moved to Korea in August 2015 and am still currently living here. I have found a love for teaching that I never imagined.

I also want to emphasize that student’s loans don’t need to run your life. I have plenty of student loans but have made the right decisions to enable myself to travel still. I wasn’t born in a life that financially supported all my adventures but independently I found ways to make the adventures happen. Whether it was working two jobs or realizing memories are so much more valuable than materialistic possessions. I am looking forward to sharing my advice with traveling on a budget but still feeling like you are getting everything worth it that you can.

My hope is that I can share with you all my adventures while hoping to inspire others to make the change and find the passion in themselves to do something that they love.

4 comments

  1. Hello. This is Jin. I so appreciate sharing your thoughts and has been stuck with your broaden and valuable perspective which is concerning material things. I also have being experienced abroad for master biblical degree in Alberta, canada. I am surviving, being content with a daily bread. You are right. Now we are struggling finanacial provlems which are not immortal but nothing can stop to proceed toward our goal. I believe your decisions are always correct even though the result is not you expect.
    Your precious thought encourages me to keep going. Thank you so much

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    • Hi Jin, Thank you so much for the really kind words! I truly appreciate it and I am so glad that I can help encourage you to keep going. I can understand the challenges it must be to live in a new country abroad. You are right. We have to constantly strive for our ultimate goals in life and keep fighting for them. 회이팅~! Best of luck with everything you do!

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  2. This is so weird, I’m currently studying journalism and communications, I got my travel bug after backpacking through Europe at 19 and I’m planning to teach in Korea after uni (not from Minnesota though)! Your posts about Korea are great, I’m scouring blogs at the moment to prepare myself for when I hopefully get accepted into EPIK 🙂

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