My road in life has been direct.
Got a Bachelor's degree in English linguistics while still living in Chile.
Seemed like her only option was teaching English; in Chile, teaching English was a luxury, not accessible to all students.
Didn't want to teach under those circumstances; knew she wanted to travel, moved to U.S.
Quickly realized her English studies hadn't made her fluent, lived in fear that people would talk to her, rarely left her apartment.
Overstayed her visa, took odd jobs under the table, kept her bags packed at all times in case anyone found out.
Found an ESL teaching opportunity; teaches grateful, hard-working students, rather than spoiled corporate executives she'd have taught in Chile.
Says for as much as she puts into her job, what she gets out of it is so much more.
Thinks that her personal experiences with struggling to learn English definitely makes her more empathetic, more approachable to students.
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