Friday, July 03, 2020
Expat Tales Travel Blurbs

EXPAT LIFE: HOW IT STARTED

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Hey yall hey! I am Tia Mills, a 25-year-old small-town physical education teacher with dreams bigger than you can even imagine. My blog will chronicle what those dreams are and the road I choose to take to reach them. I think I’m pretty interesting and cool….maybe you will too. :=) Sit back and enjoy the journey to what I hope will me my expat life.
EXPAT LIFE: THE BEGINNING

This is where my new journey begins. Before you continue to read please understand that I am in a small state of fear as I start this blog. I have recently been presented with a lead to teach abroad in Abu Dhabi, UAE. COOL RIGHT!! Yeah, I think it’s pretty cool, but I’ll be honest, I’m scared. My fear doesn’t come from flying halfway across the world and leaving the life I know behind. It doesn’t even stir up when I begin to think of all of the things that could possibly happen while I’m there. My fear comes in when I realize that it is only an offer and not my reality yet. Let me explain:
EXPAT LIFE: THE BREAKDOWN
In 2013 I was presented with the possibility to live and complete my student teaching program in Ansbach, Germany through the department of defense. An opportunity that I never imagined but changed the way I viewed the world and wanted to live my life. My professors watched as I grew during and after my teaching experiences in Germany and always made an effort to support my endeavors to become a world traveler.
This year, I was told about a teaching job that would allow me to travel around the world and teach PE. I was told that I was a sure pick and all I would have to do is complete a face to face interview. In my mind, I’m pretty charming and cool so I figured this should be EASY ENOUGH RIGHT? Maybe, but am I the only one that has been told that there is an opportunity designed just for you only to be let down? Well if you haven’t let me tell you; it is NO FUN!! Although I feel super confident about my odds of getting this position there is the gut feeling that it could be snatched from me before it is really even given to me. Understand my fear now?
EXPAT LIFE: BACK TO MY STORY
One thing you will learn about me, either through this traveling experience or the next, is that I NEVER let fear of failure stop me. NOBODY SHOULD (MESSAGE!).
So the journey begins, AGAIN. I have already applied and been excepted for an interview on May 10 in New York. That’s a whole 10 days away!!! Talk about an impatient patty<<===that’s me! Although there is so much for me to get done right now I just want to interview and get the official job offer. I mean wouldn’t you? But, since time isn’t up to me I’ll just wait and prepare myself.
I’ve been filling my brain and notebook with the best responses to the interview prep questions I received and I am somewhat ready but anxious to get it over with.
Well, that’s what I’m going to think until this thing is over lol. So, if you drop by and read this post. Lift me up in prayer. Prayer for a successful interview, a great contract, safe travels, and a wonderful experience.
Signed,
Ms. Impatient
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