I have been recently accepted into a certification program for teaching English. Shortly after the new year I will (DV) be in Cambodia, training for a little over a month, then placed in a teaching position somewhere for about a year.
Eighteen years (approx half my life) ago, before attending college, I spent a 'gap year' in Chiba, Japan teaching English. That was a formative experience for me in numerous ways. I came away with, among other things, a knowledge that should I ever want to live and work elsewhere in the world I could likely do so by English teaching.
Presently I find myself in need of more reliable and satisfying employment. With my schooling and career in academic philosophy on hold, with little current demand for my few sometimes marketable skills, I trust I am pursuing the best available course.
For the past 4 years I've lived in rural Pennsylvania. The social isolation has not been especially good for me. Moving back to a city and to one of the most populous regions on earth seems right.