New Travel Blog!

Hey guys!

Just a quick note to let you know that I haven’t forgotten this blog, but I’ve been working on a new blog that focuses on travel. I want it to be more of a professional type blog, but things that have to do with my travel stories will be featured in the “Adventure Blog” section. I’ll also have guest travel posts by some of my other nomadic friends, photos, travel advice, and possibly V blogs (video blogs) if I get really ambitious! Please check it out, follow along, and most importantly SUBSCRIBE to the RSS feed and COMMENT on posts: UncagedTraveler.com. I will still use this as my more personal blog, while the new one will focus on travel. See you on the new site!

~Sarah

My Hiatus

I know I haven’t posted in a while; shame on me. *wah wah* Charlie Brown.

I know, I know, it’s despicable. I mean, the whole 5 of you who still read this blog (you’re my favorites…shhhh…don’t tell the others).

To get you up to speed, here I am being all cozy and quaint in Charleston with an awesome group of nerdy friends, an awesome church family, and an awesome artsy sciency roommate, and an awesome place to live….and a tolerable job.

Except…

I know I’m stalling because of all of the above. I like where I’ve been recently, but I know I’ve been holding myself back from doing what I wanted to do a while ago, before I even started grad school: travel. I want to TRAVEL! Hey there, Inge, who has been traveling all over the world, corresponding with awesome interesting life-fulfilling and self-actualizing letters while I’m…stalling. So, I realized something. If I don’t do this now, I probably never will. SO I’M GONNA DO IT! After my lease is up come April 1st, it’s back to old Kentucky I go to live with ‘rents and g-‘rents for a short while and then I know I’m taking a TEFL course for 4 weeks and then going abroad somewhere to teach English as a foreign language.

Right now, I’m researching TEFL certifications, and let me tell you, they’re quite broad. Here’s what I’ve got so far:

TEFL certification: what I’ve learned to look for

100+ in classroom hours; 6 hrs practice teaching
CELTA if want to seriously work in UK; but also might be ok if take above certification and gain experience.
Need 4 week intensive course.
Do I want to go to another country to get certified and then get to travel while there? (i.e., go to London)?

TOO MANY CHOICES!!!

*gulp* This might take a while…Good thing I decided on this course of action now.