Once upon a time, there was a broke college student named Kylie
If you asked 18-year old me why I chose to go to college in California, I’d say, “to experience living in another state and explore all it had to offer”.
Here’s the thing …
I’d always wanted to travel during college. After all, you have no responsibilities, no commitments, and hey – you’re only young once! But because I didn’t have a car, wasn’t confident in myself, and of course – was your typical broke college student (LOL YA FEEL ME?), I missed out on SO MANY travel opportunities (both around California and internationally) and experiences I could only get in LA.
“We’ll do it next time!” never actually became a “next time”.
There’s been countless times I’ve wanted to go on a spontaneous road trip, but uncertainty of the cost felt a little too risky.
And then there were moments when I was itching to explore a new town, only to have no one else show interest (and ya girl couldn’t afford to Uber all over LA).
I had one option – GET CREATIVE
When I graduated from college in 2017, my ambition to see the rest of the world only grew. But as a youngin’ entering the “real world” already in debt, how could I afford any new experiences?
Aren’t your 20’s supposed to be your prime?!?
Then I thought …
Why am I choosing to sit around and wait for some magical, golden opportunity?
If I want to travel and fill my 20’s with new experiences, I need to ACTIVELY MAKE IT HAPPEN.
And that’s when I decided to take a leap of faith and live abroad.
So in 2019, I packed my bags and moved abroad to teach in Thailand! Teaching gave me an incredible chance to experience living and working abroad. This also came with countless opportunities to travel around Southeast Asia on my own.
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Traveling has changed my life in ways I wouldn’t have thought possible.
So far, I’ve traveled to 11 countries and spent 4 months living in Thailand.
I’ve found a new confidence in myself to step out of my comfort zone and pursue anything I set my heart to. I now believe I’m capable, fearless, and empowered.
I’ve realized that my ambitions aren’t dictated by my bank account. I can experience anything and everything I want because I’m creative and capable.
Check out these posts to see how my journey began in Thailand!
Want to Teach English in Thailand? Here’s How You Can Get Started
10 Amazing Reasons Why Every College Grad Should Teach Abroad
25 Amazing Things to do as a Solo Female Traveler in Thailand
Living in Thailand as a Solo Female | Tips to Overcoming Culture Shock