Dreams Abroad

BTF2012: Monday @ Maelbeek

I saw an advertisement at a bus stop yesterday.  It was a picture of a tango dancer- a promotion of a vacation to Buenos Aires.  For the rest of my walk home, it got me thinking of amazing trip to Argentina last year.  I can’t believe it’s been so long since we were backpacking across South America, waking up to new adventures everyday.

There’s a time and place for everything.  We had a fantastic time, but by the end, we were ready and excited to store our backpacks and explore more of Canada and settle into a city to call our own.  So, for the past seven months, we have been doing just that.  And it has been nothing but fantastic.

But….. a thought crept up on me.  Will we ever pull out our backpacks again?  Will we ever get the urge to relocate our life to another country to experience a new culture while earning a living in this foreign place?  Will we take advantage of the “working holiday visas,” the lack of mortgage payments and children, and take a leap of faith to another country?

Seeing as Toronto still provides mysteries and new sights for us, I know we will choose to stay here for a while to explore.  However, a morning may come where we wake up and want to set out on a new adventure.  I realize that it may be more than jumping on an airplane adventure, but it could also be a career-related adventure or a new hobby.

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Almost four years ago I made a very permanent decision to put a tattoo of a compass rose on my leg.  This was to remind me never to settle for anything less than my passion,  to always live life as the adventure it’s supposed to be.

Yes, some of that time will be reserved for exploring the world, but most definitely, the image reminds me to experience each day to the fullest, no matter what continent I’m on.

So bring on the new classrooms, the backpacks, and the tango lessons.  I’ll be ready!

 

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Dreams Abroad

BTF2012: Monday @ Maelbeek

I saw an advertisement at a bus stop yesterday.  It was a picture of a tango dancer- a promotion of a vacation to Buenos Aires.  For the rest of my walk home, it got me thinking of amazing trip to Argentina last year.  I can’t believe it’s been so long since we were backpacking across South America, waking up to new adventures everyday.

There’s a time and place for everything.  We had a fantastic time, but by the end, we were ready and excited to store our backpacks and explore more of Canada and settle into a city to call our own.  So, for the past seven months, we have been doing just that.  And it has been nothing but fantastic.

But….. a thought crept up on me.  Will we ever pull out our backpacks again?  Will we ever get the urge to relocate our life to another country to experience a new culture while earning a living in this foreign place?  Will we take advantage of the “working holiday visas,” the lack of mortgage payments and children, and take a leap of faith to another country?

Seeing as Toronto still provides mysteries and new sights for us, I know we will choose to stay here for a while to explore.  However, a morning may come where we wake up and want to set out on a new adventure.  I realize that it may be more than jumping on an airplane adventure, but it could also be a career-related adventure or a new hobby.

Starburst 3025

Almost four years ago I made a very permanent decision to put a tattoo of a compass rose on my leg.  This was to remind me never to settle for anything less than my passion,  to always live life as the adventure it’s supposed to be.

Yes, some of that time will be reserved for exploring the world, but most definitely, the image reminds me to experience each day to the fullest, no matter what continent I’m on.

So bring on the new classrooms, the backpacks, and the tango lessons.  I’ll be ready!

 

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Kristin’s Backpack won 1st Prize for TESL Ontario’s 2011 ESL Week Blog Contest.
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Welcome to Kristin’s Backpack! I jumped on the blogging bandwagon in 2010 to share my Canadian-theatrical-backpacking perspective on my world adventures. With my return to Canada, I will continue to dig into my pockets and reflect on life as it has come to involve Teaching, Travel, and Theatre. Time to unzip the pockets!
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This is what summer is all about- finished a book yesterday and am on to the next today.  I just opened The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill, which has been on my shelf for ages.  I have been extremely interested in reading accounts that stem from true stories in a dark history that is often swept to the side.  
At the same time, I have been listening to The Maze Runner series as an audio book and have been extremely captivated by the young characters’ circumstances and their view on the world.  
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