When I began this blog the purpose was to either 1) become the best STA world traveler intern that ever existed or 2) save money so I could then spend it all traveling summer 2011 after graduating from TWO Masters degree programs (hence, “frugality for future extravagance”). Neither of those things are happening… Actually, I’m sort of entering into some real ascetic-ness.
One of the things that I have listed as absolute in my life is that I will absolutely travel a lot, and in comparison to the rest of world (which is never really fair), this has been accomplished. I’ve made my way around the US, Mexico, Canada, Nicaragua (x3), and various European locations (x4). But also a part of my traveling dream is the desire to live overseas for an extended period of time, and the older I get, the further and further this becomes, until this past Spring. So, the current plan is to move to Northern Ireland for a year, plan Peacebuilding retreats, do some counseling, and hang out with Passionists. Not making an income. Spending time with a lot of high schoolers and college students. Hopefully more ukulele playing… I’ll have a place to stay and food and another friend joining me on the journey (Cheryl). However, most of the details are unknown except that I know there were riots in Northern Ireland last week, so we’ve got our work cut out for us.
Join me as I loosely document the process and experience.
Step 1: Get a UK Visa