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TEFL International

Signed up with TEFL International all online. The financial: $500 for deposit to secure position. Have $1,000 ready by end of month to credit to them so I can get picked up from the airport. $700 in bank for living expenses in Mexico.

Need enough to live off of before job placement.

The little stuff: Get official transcripts from university on Monday. Have local records printed out and ready. Have social security card, passport and birth certificate. Take care of library account–lost book.  Pack light stuff, clothes and accessories. Days are going by slow. Ready to leave. Just keeping on my own until the big day.DS

Demand Studios Writing: Can’t seem to find good writing assignments at Demand Studios. Will keep searching even though there’s nothing right now. This is all I have right now. Can’t wait ’till my life changes for good. No more hustling for money. I want a real job. With real people. That includes real responsibility and hope for the future.

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“Plans” for the Future

So. It’s been a while. Again. Here’s the scoop. Was a waitress. Got sorta fired. Was a contracted representative for a health care insurance. Did my GRE exam. Was this close to volunteer in the Peace Corps. Signing up for TEFL International in-classroom course for a four-week training adventure in Mexico. Will be selling my stuff and backpacking soon. God speed. And God help my accidentally-prone habits while I’m out in boonies.

Trying to think of a freelance assignment that has to do with WWOOF and volunteering at sustainable projects in Mexico since I’ll be down there in two months or so. Thinking I’m nuts for doing this. Usually that’s during the time I’m waking up and I’m thinking I’m forgetting something. Then it hits me–my “plans” for my future, and it’s funny, because it feels lie I’m being responsible, at least with my dream, even thought it’s an irrational thing, to backpack and live in another country so spontaneously, but I realize, I might have been considering this for a while.

Gotten back to writing for Demand Studios and completed (4) articles today. I’ve got my dreams laid out in front of me. My mom asked, “Can’t you just stay in Mexico after that?” I’m thinking I will. I want to write but I don’t have any idea what I’ll write about when I’m visiting these places and Zipolite Beach. I’ve never actually travel written before. I don’t know if I’m cut out for it. But I’ll never know if I’m good if I don’t try.

Holy cow my life is fickle. The fickle part is a person’s mind. It can be to some peeps. Today–I gathered writing assignments at Demand Studios and then I started a new nonprofit website of mine at: http://nmgc.yolasite.com It”s a nonprofit I started and then went aloof on -after everything failed miserably. It was almost humorous it was such a mess. Now I’ve changed the entire concepts though to make it so that I’m enjoying myself [documenting sustainable and humanistic efforts to make the world a better place] trying to earn funds for other nonprofit organizations.

Travel Writing

By Publisher

Okay; I’m officially a contributor for Lonely Planet. Also looking at BootsnAll, since it was recommended by a very prominent travel writer. I realize, there’s nothing to loose and there’s no sense waiting for life to discover me. I’ve gotta go out there and take chances, to at least strengthen my travel writing portfolio, and get on with the writing business.

A freelance writer today means having to go out on a limb to chase story ideas–it’s profoundly insane notion coming from an upright Virgo with a perfectionist twitch. But it’s just the medicine I need on a personal level.

  • First Destination for Travel Writing: Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Groundhog Day

It’s like that movie, “Groundhog Day,” where I’m repeating the same day over and over again. Everything’s the same.