Choosing a path

December 2014

I am searching for jobs currently in Cambodia. I have finished my training course so am now TESOL certified to teach. The course was a great experience as I was able to work directly with Cambodian students.

We did a trip to Thailand for a few days after the course which I felt a bit guilty about but enjoyed nonetheless. The course was demanding, so it was nice to just tour about Southeast Asia for a change.

I returned from Thailand, unfortunately with a bad flu bug, and began the job hunt and apartment hunt. Our program helped us out a bit with both which was great. We were able to find an apartment in a great part of the city. Many of the places we frequent are now within walking distance. No more paying excessive tuk tuk fares!

For the job hunt, our program went with us to drop off resumes at various schools. I have had a few job interviews so far and have been offered two jobs to teach kindergarten. I am still in the interview process and am hoping to get an offer for a more advanced age group.

I have two interviews tomorrow. If I do not receive any other offers, I am considering visiting home for the holidays and then beginning one of the kindergarten jobs in the new year.

Most of the people I know here will not be in Cambodia for Christmas, so I am unsure if I want to stay here for Christmas for a job I am not too excited about. Starting a job and adjusting to life here, outside of my structured teaching training course, may be a smart decision. Going home and regrouping and doing some seasonal work, possibly holiday baby sitting, may be smart too. As of now I am uncertain of which choice to make.

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