“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Imagine you had your life planned out after graduation. Imagine that plan, a fool-proof one that everyone goes by. Imagine you’ve got yourself prepped for this plan for more than six months. Imagine that all went to moot. And imagine you had to make new decision for your life in less than two days. And that happened to Miss Hoggy.
Hi, this is Miss Hoggy, speaking of her certain life decision (and no, it’s not about getting married).
Well, as much as I love to talk about wedding dress designs (because they are very pretty), this certain life decision has nothing to do with it- I’m just embarking onto a career change, like any 20-something-year-old would do nowadays. But I have chosen to do it differently. Very differently. I’ve decided to do it overseas, away from home, to South Korea, the mecca of dramas, pwetty boy and girl bands ( I personally don’t follow them, but you just can’t seem to avoid them nowadays) and my dream destination since I was 13. Don’t ask me why, because it’s going to be another long story.
But as you can guess it, the plan has fallen through, and it’s back to square one. “Where do I start now?” This certain embark is just not happening and I’ve got no plan B. But there’s a plan B proposed, and it’s the furthest from what I’ve known, what I’ve learnt and what I’ve encountered. It’s Georgia.
~Questions~ (Think Charlie Angels) *ringing in Miss Hoggy’s head*
- Where’s Georgia?
- Why the States? Do they need English Teachers?
- Where’s Georgia?
Hmm… no, we’re not going to Georgia *southern Reese Witherspoon’s accent*. It’s Georgia, *in a Georgian accent?* an Eurasian country south of Russia. Yeah, talking about a road less travelled. So the offer is to work for the Government of Georgia as an English Teacher to the local students. Unlike the EPIK program in South Korea and JET program in Japan, this program, it has only started two years ago and still on her baby steps.
So, do I continue to follow the path that has been lay out in front of me? Or do I go on an unmarked trail and make a path?
What does an Asian girl do about this? With only two days to decide, it has been a surprisingly easy decision to make. What does an Asian girl do? You forgot to ask, what does an Australian girl do. She doesn’t really do Asian, she’ll strike the Asian off like this,
Asian, and make her way, coolly I must say, to find her place in this world
What happens next? Well, you’ll see Miss Hoggy in Tbilisi in two weeks.