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 am currently living in Wrocław, Poland which is not quite as romantic as either Italy or Mexico, but is not without its charms and advantages.
My current plan is to live in Europe for another year or so, then try my hand at a different continent. Hopefully, I’ll make my way through all 6. (Hard pass on Antarctica.) I think that’ll be a nice epithet for my gravestone: “Lived on every continent and loved whiskey sours.”