For those of you who are just tuning in, I am Jill. I just graduated from THE University of Georgia with a Special Education degree. I run a nonprofit called, Something Amazing, that helps bring education to 3rd world countries. I am a strong advocate for people to experience the amazing things in life. Oh yeah, the most important thing I am moving to CHINA to teach English. In my blogs I will talk about my experiences abroad and explain ways that the average broke college student, or person can save up and see the world. I hope you are ready to travel the world with me.
(Flashback to Monday night) In less than 24 hours I will be starting my 30 hour journey to China. I have done all the avoiding that I possibly could do. My brain has gone into over drive and refuses to concentrate on this move. I am unable to fully process what I need to pack, how I need to prepare, how I should mentally be preparing because I have never done this before. Although I make it look flawless I am extremely nervous and uneasy about the entire situation. Yes, I have traveled to other countries for several months at a time, but this time is different. I moved out of my apartment, I sold 90% of everything I owned, I have a one way ticket and I don’t quite know when I will be coming home.
Spoiler alert I eventually figure out what I needed to pack, I had 5 melt downs before leaving, but I finally made it to my plane. Now let’s fast forward to now, I am 5 hours away from landing in China and the nervous jitters have not gone away. I am getting extremely restless and have not been able to sleep. After traveling for about 30 hours all I want is the best Chinese food, a nice hot shower and a long nights sleep.
For those of you who think I have figured this thing called life out, please do not be mistaken from the fabulous pictures and adventures. This trip to China is very ill planned, and every day will be an adventure. The only Chinese I know is how to count to 3 and Hello. Unless this Chinese can order me the world I may run into a little trouble. Although I don’t know any Chinese or relatively anyone in the country I think this is what makes for a great adventure.
Each day will be new, and I will take each lesson learned and create new experiences.
I am on Earth to have an amazing time regardless of everyone else.
Tune in to Jill takes over China.
Experience Something Amazing
Until next time