If you’re wondering who I am and what I’m doing abroad in China, then this is a good place to start.
I was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. Before coming out to China, I studied two different courses… one being a Higher Certificate in Creative Brand Communication and the other a Bcom Digital Marketing. I truly enjoyed and still enjoy what I study, even though I am currently not using it to date, however, I know that one day after my adventures abroad, I will come back to reality and use what I have.
When it came to packing up my life and moving to China, this was a big move and a big risk that I took. If you know me, you know that when it comes to change, this isn’t something that I am very fond of… yet, I managed to make the biggest change in my life! I had always had teaching in China, or another foreign country, as a back up plan or a plan B as another path that I could take in life. The pieces and opportunity fell into place back in 2017 when the topic of conversation came up with my family. I will never forget what my parents said to me “if you want to go and do it, do it, just make sure it’s what you want to do”. At this point I knew it was what I wanted to do, however the only hesitation was the change and how credible was this entire process I was going through. Although the process of coming out to China was long and not always as simple as I thought it would be, I am glad that I took the opportunity and ran with it.
Months have flown by and continue to do so, and each day is different. Some days it’s tougher than others but somedays you have it where I couldn’t be happier with where I am in my life right now. I believe China has changed me for the good, I now believe you have to take those risks and don’t be afraid of change… as soon as you are afraid you start missing out on different opportunities without even knowing about them. So that’s what this is for, to show others as well as myself what opportunities I have been given and what I have ahead of me!
So, this is a small look into who I am and what all of this is about. Hope that you join me along the road through my adventures in and around China.