When I first started The Open Road Before Me, it was early 2011 and I’d just decided to quit my job of three years to take up teaching English in South Korea. I was burnt out and desperate for change, and addressed the problem by veering down a vastly different road from what I’d been walking.
Since that first fork in the road, I’ve secured a number of other amazing (and not-so amazing) opportunities, only to turn them down or abandon them mid-completion. The Peace Corps. A promising career with a US-based startup. Most recently, a teaching job in Thailand. Brandon and I were recently joking about how this has become a disturbing trend for me, but the more I think about it, the less I’m disturbed.
Since quitting that first job, making decisions in my own interest has become an easier process.
If you come to a fork in the road, take it.” – Yogi Berra