Hello, everyone! Hope you’re all having a good week. For us this week has been all about getting ready for our upcoming trips and planning the end of the year. So much to do! And unfortunately not much of it makes for a thrilling blog post, but I’ll share the details anyway. I want to get a post in letting yall know what’s up before life gets crazy busy.
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So, this week I wrapped up my little modeling gig. It was fun, and the money was great, and I’m glad I did it. Thanks for the kind words regarding my pics! I’ll leave you all with a few more before I end this incredibly vain photo-fest. THAT SAID I’m kind of glad it’s finished. I’m not really model material, and I felt pretty uninspiring for the photographer. Some of his ideas were a little uninspiring for me as well, and there are some pictures I’m slightly embarrassed to have floating around the interwebs (see: jumping pics). In the end I think I learned a thing or two, and hopefully they’ll sell a dress or two. It was a good experience.
Hello all! Happy June! I’m feeling very cheery about the beginning of June for a couple of reasons. The biggest one is that I’m exactly halfway done my contract this week! 6 months down, 6 to go! It’s not that I dislike my job or my current situation so much that I’m counting down as much as I just can’t believe it’s been 6 months.. It’s not the beginning anymore! Weird. I am a teensy bit psyched to finish my contract, though, because if we decide not to stay for another year that means it’s time to take some time off and travel! So exciting! Also, the second half of the year will likely be much more exciting than the first. We have 2 big holidays coming up where we can get away, and 2 weeks paid vacation we still have to take. So one month of that 6 we won’t even be working. We also have family coming to share some of that vacation time, which we’re so looking forward to. Plus, we have friends now, which makes the time pass much quicker. So, happy June indeed!
Ah, finally finished talking about our CNY trip. It’s been so long since I’ve written about anything else that I haven’t really had a chance to catch everyone up to speed on what we’ve been doing recently! And trust me, we have been busy. I want to write about the Hong Kong trip, which was absolutely fabulous, while it’s still fresh(ish) in my mind. And I’m dying to share my pictures because I was on my own and had to take them all by myself. I’m pretty proud of myself, though, and I’m blaming any shortcomings in quality on the smog/fog. However, before I jump into all of that I want to talk about some of what we’ve actually been up to in Chengdu lately. Most of the time that’s where we are, after all, and living and working here day in and day out is a totally different experience from the time spent on the road.
Kevin and I have been so busy lately. I’ve been meaning to write about the overseas job search, skype interviews (weird), and other stuff pertaining to the strangeness of signing a contract with an employer sight unseen. I really need to get on that considering the point of my blog is working abroad, and how to do so so you can see the world with pretty much no start up money. The trouble is even if you don’t take years to put big bucks away to afford a rtw trip, you still have to save a little before you go. And although I’d argue that travel is possible on almost any budget, the more money you have to begin with the more comfortable/less stressed you are when you get there. So, both Kevin and I are working hard to get a small chunk of change in the bank. This part isn’t completely easy, but we’ll probably be working and living at home for about 4 months total (because we started with debt and took the TEFL class) and leave with about 5k between the 2 of us. Small potatoes.