Dear Travel Diary, 26.07.15 11:00
My second travel trip - overwhelming, upsetting but at the same time a revelation.
When people give the advice "it will just come to you when you find your career match however, it can take time so don't worry" and you initially bypass there point, I can quite honestly say DO NOT!!! 100% true for me.
I chanced my time in the pharma industry to realise I didn't really like it and I left after 9 months to return to teaching. My short industrial spree was never planned because I was taking this opportunity foreseeing an enriched teaching experience in the future so it did come as a surprise to me and my family when I told them I had given up on the job. Great company, pay and prospects but just "not me". It was simple, I needed to return to Teaching and ......... Travel of course. My career is now clearly defined for me inside my head, Teach & Travel! If not teaching, always guiding people to make the choice that is right for them. Personally speaking, when you don't have a clue what career you want it is very confusing and all education and jobs can feel like a slog. Still, you hold onto the fact that you know you are learning what you don't like because after all it feels you have a purpose I guess. So now I am travelling once again and will return to my passion, embracing the chance to steer children in the right direction which is absolutely NOT the one that leads to the most financially stable, look-good attractive, blaze job!
So that's what has brought me here to SEA in 2015, the opportunities to maybe learn another life changing lesson and to experience another culture (Malaysia) that will facilitate the delivery of a better education for the students I teach.
My first few days in Thailand have consisted of a Bangkok short trip, meeting a French guy(Paul) and his best friend(Lara) who are avid must Thai enthusiasts. Nevertheless, Paul is livid with the French government because they are keen to continue stopping shark fishing on his home mainland; Reunion Island. Basically, no fishing equals more sharks and consequently, more deaths due to residents who love to swim & surf. Bonkers in my eyes and in Branson's alike. Yes to conserving sharks but also, Yes to regulation.
Second stop - the three islands; Koh Tao - Koh Phangnan - Koh Samui. As I write I am just leaving Koh Tao where I scuba dived at mango bay, Lan Thien, White Rock, and other dive sites. Amazing diversity here, and truly relaxing. Maybe I am biased as I trained in Koh Phi Phi, an island of the west coast of Thailand but it's cool.
Anyway less of me, more to the travel. Speak soon.