When my current contract runs out (technically in March, but actually in December because after that it’s vacation) I will not be renewing it. Finally I will do what I’ve been waiting to do – to enroll full-time on a Korean course and spend more time and energy on other things I want to do (and that make me MUCH more excited and happy than teaching) – such as acting, dancing, learning languages, and generally just pursuing my interests without a 9 to 5 (or in my case, a 9.20 to 3) getting in the way. But it means saving as much money as possible between now and then.
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How I did it: At 18 I decided to break out from my London suburb and the route expected of me and live in Vietnam. Upon returning to the UK, I changed my major from philosophy to social anthropology and Vietnamese and made up my mind I wanted to travel more and live abroad. Now I live in Korea, and have visited many countries, from USA and Australia, to Germany, Japan, Russia, Fiji... the list goes on... Of course there are many places I'd still love t… Read how I did it…
this for about 3 months. At that time, I had 1,260,785 of the 12,000,000 I need by March 2012. Now I have 5,311,136 – almost half! And still a year to save! Go me! :) That’s even after I purchased a ticket to Vietnam this week (for a trip in the summer) for 700,000.
I moved house last month which has helped, as I’m paying half the rent (saving me 250,000 a month).