It was May 12th, 2009 and I was about to embark on a round-the-world trip with my first stop being Beijing, China.
I taught English in Xi’an, China and I had no idea what I was doing. I walked into the university in China with almost nothing prepared. I just learned as I went along and got better at teaching as time went on.
“My hope is that you or someone out there see’s my comment and relates to how I feel….I need to relate to people to feel grounded, and sane.”
Today’s post is a special one. This one is coming from my 14 year old brother. He writes about his experience canoeing and how he overcame his fears.
We canoed down rapids in Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier outside of Quebec City. He has a strong fear of oceans and rivers.
Three years ago today I left for Beijing, China to start my trip. Since then, I’ve been to 18 countries and lived at least a month in 5 of them. I saved roughly $15,000 before the start of the trip and have not worked in the US since then.