The "In Between" Time

"Welcome to the bookstore. Can I help you find anything today?"

That was my line on a daily basis when I got home from Senegal. Social media might lead you to believe I'm just going from country to country, but there's "in between" time too. Don't let the 'gram fool you.

Coming home was not exactly planned. I left Senegal after five months when I had originally planned to stay for at least a year. Check out my blog post on why I left Senegal early in the link in my bio.

Before leaving, I began interviewing and jobhunting to find my next country, school, and adventure. I looked online on Dave’s ESL Café, Serious Teachers, Teaching Nomad, Facebook groups and various other recruitment agencies. I live life by the seat of my pants, but sometimes I do have to put a plan in place. My parents don’t want to take care of me forever... I know I can't believe it either 🙄

Luckily, I was able to return to my temp position at a bookstore in my home state. It gave me something to do and put some cash in my pocket to help me with the visa process to come to South Korea. The visa process was definitely much easier to do from the comfort of my home with reliable Wi-Fi and cellular connection. I also had all the resources I needed readily available.

The last and most important thing I did while at home was spend time with my family and friends. I am rarely home so it’s important I spend time with my people. From inside jokes to Ebonics to sarcasm... Being able to speak my first language all the time without having to think about it is something you don’t realize you miss until you come back home.

Living this lifestyle has ups and downs... At times it's definitely not the most conventional or stable way of living, but I'd still choose this life no hesitation.

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