Welcome!!!! This is just an introduction…. my actual blogs are listed under the different tabs (BUSY BEE).
My name is Ashley, I am currently 23 years old, and am an American Teacher. I decided to start a blog in order to keep family and friends updated on my experiences teaching overseas. To many, the Middle East is vastly unknown, and what people don’t know often scares them. I plan to break down these barriers and connect our worlds one blog at a time. I also hope all the information I provide will be helpful for future teachers who are planning on taking the big leap!
My journey starts in Saudi Arabia, and has no end destination. Sounds fun, right?!?! I hope to travel the world, teach in several countries, and make a lifetime of memories to pass down to my future children so that someday they will have the courage to embrace these kinds of opportunities as well.
Goals while living in Saudi- 1 year plan:
- Save $15,000
- Pay off student loans- or come pretty close!
- Travel to at least 5 countries
- Go home to the states during the summer and go to Las Vegas with two of my best friends, and visit family in Arizona
- Visit family and friends in New York, as well as friends in other places if I can
- Hop on the IPAD and IPHONE bandwagon
- Meet some amazing people and make a lifetime of connections
Although I do not have a plan per say, I would like to eventually teach in Turkey and the UAE after Saudi!
I also have “pages” at the top that include helpful links and pictures (for anyone interested in other people’s experiences, laws and regulations, and required documents for traveling and living in the KSA)
I just recently added a new page: Cassadaga Job Corps: My Journey Home. After nearly 3 years of not posting, I decided to get back on and share my current chapter with my students and colleagues. I hope to use this new page as writing inspirations for my students, and help them to document their journey through our academic and trade program!