Wednesday, August 19, 2009

you will!

a year ago today i had so many questions about my future. "will i" was the title of the post..
My post one year ago read:
"Do you you ever wish you could go back to your past self and say "Don't worry, you're going to be ok"? I wish I could go back and tell my college self, who was struggling with money "Don't worry, it's all going to work out. You'll find a well paid job. Don't worry so much and for heaven sake enjoy yourself, you're in college!".

Right now, I wish I could ask my future self some questions. Will I be ok? Will I be able to easily find a job teaching English in BA, will I find a roommate and apartment? Will I make enough money to survive? Did I make the right decision or going with my heart wasn't the brightest move? Will I get mugged? Will I learn to tango or will I snub it for my beloved salsa? Will I really learn Spanish?"

Will I really make the move to Buenos Aires?
Today I can answer my past self...finally!

Dont' worry, you're going to be ok....actually more than ok. Yes, it was fairly easy to find a job teaching English. It works sending out a ton of resumes and waiting for calls and you didn't have to look for any private students.... all of them found you. Finding an apartment was fine; going with your gut is always best; It worked out well. Making the decision to follow my heart to Buenos Aires was better than a bright idea. You are very happy with life and you just found a job in your field. so, career wise and life wise, it was a good move. Nope, you haven't gotten mugged yet, but you are very cautious, so I'm thinking that has played into the not getting mugged thing. Nope you're still snubbing tango and still very much in love with salsa. Although you do have an appreciation for Tanghetto. Hmmm, the Spanish language and you learning it is still in question. You can get by and are no longer shy or embarrassed, but it's not easy.

Yes, you really moved to Buenos Aires!


Nancy said...

Wow! How cool! I remember that post but doesn't seem like a year ago. Time really flies, doesn't it? I'm so proud of you for following your dreams!

yillabean said...

I know I know. Just like college, here, I worried too much about money. I wish I would have spent more of it on Spanish lessons when I had the time!

Thanks so much for your sweet message. I'm so so happy I followed my dream. No regrets!

krebiz said...

How nice! You turned out to be better than you dreamed your best self to be!

I'm so excited to hear about how your job goes, when that starts.