As I mentioned I've been thinking about what's next. Here are some possible ideas... stay with me... they are still loosely in the workings....
1.Trans Siberian Railway -
This is something I have been wanting to do for a while. To be more specific I would like to do the trans Mongolian railway. Though my circus travels I have met quite a few people who have given me tips and advice and I think it would be an awesome trip. When else will I be able to spend a month on a train and take loads and loads of pictures? And stop in some pretty beautiful places as well!
2. Kayaking -
I've always loved boating. I've done it since I was a little girl and I used to be pretty good at it. It's something that makes me very happy. This trip to Ecuador was really inspiring and enlightening. It got me thinking that if I tried... If I devoted myself to it... I could spend 4 months, 6 months, 12 months, and get really good at it. If nothing else it would be an experiment to see how good at it I could be. I don't want to be in the 'insanely good' category. But I would like to be a competent and confident class IV boater. And I think I could make it happen!
3. Hong Kong
And with this option we move into the teaching part of the plan. I have just finished my TEFL certificate (teaching English as a foreign language). And I think this is a pretty viable more long term option. Also this is the option that allows me to have the things that I am missing currently…. You know… all that MY stuff. It’s not having THINGS that I think is important… let me make that clear. It’s having a space that belongs to me and me alone.
Hong Kong is great because it can be pretty much whatever you want it to be. You can be surrounded by locals and be the only gweilo in town. And that evening if you so choose you can go into central and go to any kind of restaurant or bar. There are islands with amazing seafood, and if you go about an hour north there is great hiking, sea kayaking, and you're the only person for miles. I have a couple of friends there already... and heaps of friends in Macau.
4. Seoul -
Same same but different. Still teaching. But in Seoul. I've never been, so it would be someplace new. But I am not 100% convinced that Korea is the place to be at the moment! But I do have a few friends here already which is always helpful when moving to a new gig.
5. Osaka -
Again, same same but different. One big difference about Osaka is that I don't know anyone there. I've visited.. briefly. And I am told that it's a pretty beautiful place or that it can be... but this one is for sure a little bit of a shot in the dark!!
6. Keep working for the circus.
At this point maybe not an option. And certainly not one that I am leaping at presently. But yeah... what do you think. It's a good job, and steady, and with benefits.
So there are some of the life choices I have been thinking about as of late. As I have been telling people about these ideas in real life they have generally expressed some interest and 'voted' one way or another.
SO here is a poll for you. Place your votes. Don't worry I won't base any decisions on the outcome! :) Just for giggles!
No matter what... it's exciting right!!