My first time traveling out of the country was to Italy, when I was 17, to attend a debate + journalism camp. (What a nerd, am I right??) The romance of the Italian countryside made me determined to live that migratory life and that’s what I’ve been doing every since I graduated high school.
I moved to Berkeley from Los Angeles to study history and Spanish (two of the most profitable majors, for sure), with a semester in Oaxaca, Mexico. After college I moved to Kansas City, Missouri and became a teacher through Teach for America (a story of its own to be ranted–ahem, told–another time). I lived and taught in Wrocław, Poland for two years then I moved to Murcia, Spain to get a Masters in bilingual education. I’m now living in Hangzhou, China. Three continents down, three more to go! (Hard pass on Antarctica.)
I think that’ll be a nice epithet for my gravestone: “Lived on every continent and loved whiskey sours.”