Which is, you are likely to fall on your bum. However, I've found that falling down and picking myself back up is one of the best ways to learn. I believe people need to experience things first hand to really learn about certain aspects of life.
I am a small town girl. I grew up in rural WV. That should tell you all you need to know right there! We even had a roller-skate rink! That's where all the cool kids, and the cool wanna bes, went. I was reading 600 page novels by the time I was in 5th grade, started writing poetry in 2nd grade and was also published in my 1st or 2nd year of middle school.
I love language and etimology in general! Words words words~! There is nothing better than discovering new usages for words (I am a huge fan of slang) or a new metaphor. As a poet, I especially love using words in new ways to describe an abstract in the concrete.
So what is this babbling about? I, like many here, am wishing to travel overseas--Japan specifically, to teach English. Needless to say my dear Mum nearly faints everytime I bring this up. She has good reason, my health has been a little less than stellar the last few years. However, as an English teacher I don't see why I need to worry because I just simply don't see myself running 10km distance runs. Walking to work, around town, etc --yes of course.
I am looking forward to learning more about being a ALT and TEFL. I figure I might as well start my journey's cataloguing at some point! Why not at the begining.
Goal: 5,000 USD savings
Current: 21 USD savings
Japanese Proficiency: Konnichiwa, Genki desu ka? ....... Genki desu! *sweatdrop*