100 Days Left in China – New Plan, New Life
I’ve been thinking about my future a lot lately. Especially since Jeongsu and I got engaged. I changed my “near future” plans. I had planned to stay in Changsha for about 2 years and then take the next step. However, I decided to move on more quickly. In about 100 days, I will be leaving Changsha and China and embark on a new journey. I have decided to move to Korea and be with Jeongsu.
Moving To Korea
I changed my current situation here in Changsha and now work full-time as an English teacher at an English academy.
I made this choice because it will be a lot easier to set foot in Korea and build up a career.
Since I am not fluent in Korea (yet), I decided to work as an English teacher in Korea first. The salary is much better than in China and I really enjoy teaching also.
In order for me to go to Korea, I need two documents for the working visa: an FBI background check and a university diploma, both with an international apostille stamp which acknowledges it’s validity abroad. These documents take a lot of time. Especially the background check, which can take up to 3 months. At the same time, I am getting my TEFL Teaching Certification.
It just makes sense for me to go and be with my fiance at this point.
We’ve been in a long-distance relationship for almost 1 year now and I feel like it’s enough. It’s been hard and we need to be together now. Also, I don’t need to be in China and can find work in Korea so there’s no point for me to stay here any longer.
Until I Leave
There are still some things I need and want to do before I leave China.
I will be gathering experience as a full-time English teacher and getting my TEFL certificate. I also want to travel a little bit through China to places such as Qingdao, Suzhou, Hangzhou as well as Yunnan.
I’m excited about moving to Korea and being able to meet Jeongsu whenever I want to but at the same time I will be leaving with a sad eye.
I’ve come to really like living in Changsha and met a lot of great friends here who I will miss dearly. However, it feels like the right thing to do and new adventures are waiting for me. Stay tuned.
What’s your next adventure?