Perpetual Traveler, Aspiring Polyglot, Repentant Teacher
I had been a teacher for around ten years teaching Old Testament history, Spanish, English, social studies, and special education in Honolulu, Hawai’i, Phuket & Roi-Et, Thailand.
In between those times, I had the privilege of studying Spanish in Guanajuato, Mexico, and later in 2006, more Spanish at St. Louis University in Madrid, Spain. I’ve also traveled to Laos, Việt-Nam, Malaysia, Singapore, Portugal, France, Switzerland, and Italy, mostly by train (because I hate flying).
While living in Thailand, Mexico, and Spain, I became spoiled by the relaxed laid back lifestyle. I had time to enjoy life and friends. I especially loved meeting friends at the outdoor cafés in the plazas of Mexico and Spain. The longer I stayed, the more I realized that teaching in the United States would be unbearable.
I love to teach, but the pay is inadequate for the lifestyle I wanted. The work load is unbearable, having little to do with improving the education of my students but having every thing to do with justifying more bureaucracy and regulations and suppressing the spirits of the students. I had to find another way.
I also became concerned about the drift towards tyranny in the United States. Because I had lived overseas already, I knew that I could have a better life that was safer, freer, more enjoyable, and offered greater financial opportunities.
I wanted to find a way to have the freedom to see the world, have the flexibility to live and work anywhere, and the time to work on my various interests in languages, libertarian studies, and alternative education.
Since July 2014, I’ve been living in South America, mostly Paraguay and Argentina.
I will be writing about my life and interests on this blog.
I hope you find it interesting.
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~Anaïs Nin