I remember the first time I got on a plane. I was sixteen years old and I was getting ready to board a seven hour flight to Italy from New York. Not only was this my first flight, but it was also my first time away from my parents. I was leaving to study abroad for a year and live with an Italian family. Six years later, I have been on upwards of fifty flights both domestically and internationally. Travel does something to a person. It feels like a drug. Once you’ve had a taste, you always ask for more. After that first time, I knew I was destined to study abroad again. That is how I ended up in Morocco in the first place. I studied in Rabat in the Spring of 2016 and fell in love with the beautiful land that is Al-Maghreb. As soon as I got back to the States, I began my search to figure out how I’d get back to the city that stole my heart. I was successful. I am graduating from college in nine days and I have a job lined up English teaching in Rabat starting this Fall! I leave the US in less than two months and I am slightly terrified. Okay maybe I am only terrified, but that won’t stop me from starting this journey.
One thing I want to do is allow all of my family, friends, and just people interested in reading (aka you) to come along with me on this adventure! This isn’t going to be a blog filled with photos of me in luxurious hotels and dining at the finest restaurants (after all, I am a broke college grad with a mountain of student loan debt on an ESL teacher’s salary) but I want to show everyone that it is possible to travel without being rich. It is possible to eat exotic cuisines without breaking the bank. It is possible to live out your dreams with student loans. While it may not be easy, I am going to make this period of my life a time to remember!
So join me as I get ready for life in Rabat. There is so much waiting to be discovered.
… and there’s couscous ❤