Let's Go Away
15 years ago I left the US in search of adventure, not knowing that decision would pave out an education career that has brought me love and light. It has also brought me residence in 6 countries outside the US and the opportunity to visit over 20 countries since expatriating. Most importantly, the decision to step outside my comfort zone has pushed me to become the best version of myself, both personally and professionally.
Although no work environment will ever be perfect, I know for a fact there are better opportunities out in the world. I have experienced incredible cultural moments while working in a school that challenged me to grow professionally. On the other side of the spectrum, I have experienced dull cultural experiences yet able to grow professionally in a workplace of rigor and learning. I may have found my sweet spot in my current post that includes lush forests and beaches for my toddlers to roam (1 human and one four-legged), combined with an incredibly supportive work environment where I find joy in my daily job. As a lifelong learner and educator, it pains me to see the rate of teacher "dropouts" all over the world due to inhospitable workplaces, burnout, neglect, etc. Through all the Ups, Downs, and Middles of my 15 year hiatus from the US, I haven't once regretted the decision to leave in search of higher meaning. As Dan Charles Pope writes, "If you're comfortable, you're not growing".
If you're too uncomfortable due to the deteriorating work conditions of North American schools, or ready to get outside your comfort zone into a life that will change you forever, contact me. I have something for that.
Love & Light,