“I’ve been in Thailand a year. WOW, that went quick.”
An overwhelming sense of accomplishment is gladly welcomed after you finish something after a long period of time. If you enjoyed that something, it’s combined with a great sense of sadness too.
I’m not going to continue this with the monsoon of clichés (‘it was life-changing’ etc.) because that would be stating the obvious. But, instead, say that a year in Thailand for me wasn’t just a year abroad, a gap year, a way of travelling (even though I thought it would be before I left), but a new way of life and career. I am referring to the idea of a teaching/ travelling lifestyle, more than Thailand itself. The list of benefits this lifestyle offers is huge.
However, I wasn’t done with Thailand just yet and signed a contract for a new semester, in a new school, in a different part of the country……