Friday, August 2, 2013

*TEFL- Teaching English as a Foreign Language*

So, a lot has happened since I've been away. It's funny how your life can change in the course of 22 days. Listen, I'm far from perfect. My heart weighs a few pounds writing this. My whole life, I've worried about everyone, but myself. In the course of 22 days, I had a realization. I finally felt like I belonged somewhere. Yes, many of you think I'm insane, but I don't care. This is my life and I will live it the way that I want. I will be 24 years old, am single, have no children, extra baggage, and choose to live my life to the fullest extent possible. You see, I've always had this incredible connection to Italy. When I was 18, I was too young to appreciate my surroundings. At a month shy from 24, I realize that was the biggest mistake of my life. You should always cherish every moment as if it were your last and never take anything for granted. If you have the opportunity grasp independence! When I was in Europe, I applied for a job in Ancona as a joke. They called me back two days later. They told me it would be hard since I didn't have an English certificate or dual citizenship, but encouraged me to get a CELTA (certificate in teaching English) or a TEFL (teaching of English as a foreign language certificate). After some research, I decided on a TEFL. It's not easy, there's a lot of work, but in the end it will be worth it. So, the gentleman I was speaking to on the phone asked me to come in and check out the school. It was absolutely incredible and small. In my opinion, that's the best way to learn. Since I've graduated college, finding a job with a Bachelor's degree isn't easy. I enjoy working with people and have a current job, but it's not meant to be my career. I know I am meant for more in life. I don't want to have regrets and want to grasp every opportunity with two hands. This certificate will allow me to live my dream. I need to travel while I'm young because I know I can't do it forever. My parents don't understand why I want to do this and have their doubts, but I only have one life. I want to make my own mistakes and have my own regrets. I know my father left Italy at my age for a better life and I am doing the opposite. My heart, stomach, life, and wishes are full in Ancona. I need people to have faith in me and my dreams. I want to try! Please, support me!!! It never hurts to try. Who cares if I want to come back? Who cares if I fail? This is Vittoria's life and she deserves to live it! She is complete in Italy. 

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