Who’s tired of the rat race and also having an early-life crises? I know I am. Recently, I have been feeling like something is missing. I am fortunate enough to have a job (although, I am not a fan of it), lucky enough to go to school, I have my own place and I am married to the most loving man on earth. Yet, something is missing.
I had a personal talk with my older sister the other week about this and the best thing she had for me was, “Welcome to the adult life!” This life, as we know it, is about making ends meet so that we can continue to have the materialistic things we want. This is another reason why I want to “go tiny” and get rid of all of the “stuff” I have.
Read my Tiny House blog here.
Some people lead the simplest lives and are the happiest people. Others lead the wealthiest lives and are the most unhappy. In my freshman year of college at the University of MN, I took a liberal arts course. At some point in that course, we reviewed the statistics of different ethnic groups and how each group was doing academically. It was so heartbreaking to see the statistics of the Hmong population and how far behind we were compared to other ethnic groups. Since seeing those statistics, I have developed a passion to work with Hmong kids. However, being in the rat race; I had every excuse to not pursue that passion.
That has led me to believe that what I am missing is a fulfilling life.
Teach English Abroad
I have not done anything fulfilling or anything to support my personal growth. I have always been more worried about making ends meet and too afraid to fall behind in the rat race. Upon graduation, I want to make it a priority to do what I am passionate about. I am interested in teaching English abroad, but I want to teach Hmong children. The problem with that is that they live in the mountains and hills of Luang Prabang, Laos. It is incredibly difficult for rural areas to get funding for teachers so anything I do there would have to be out of the kindness of my heart.
I hope to be able to get a teaching job near Luang Prabang so that after school hours; I can spend my time volunteering at Luang Prabang.