Hello, everyone! Welcome back to MaoMi Chinese!
I've been really busy lately. Do you know what I've been up to? I've been busy moving. Yes, I've moved from London, England, to Bangkok, Thailand. It's the biggest decision I've made in these past few years. Today, I'd like to chat with all of you about why I made this decision and discuss some important life choices.
I've lived in England for over six years, and I've enjoyed it a lot. The summers here are very pleasant, and the countryside has beautiful scenery. I also like the British people, and I have many wonderful British friends. So, why did I leave England? Well, although I love England, I have an even stronger passion for exploring different parts of the world. That's why I found a job in Thailand, teaching at an international school. I'll be in Thailand for the next two years. This way, I can work while also exploring Thai culture. Living in Thailand also makes it easier for me to travel to many other countries, for example, Japan, Australia, Vietnam, Malaysia and so on. Additionally, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been a long time since I last visited my family in China. Living in Thailand will allow me to visit them more often.
In our lives, we need to make many decisions, some of which are particularly important and can even impact our entire lives. These are called "life decisions." I believe each of us has three especially crucial life decisions to make: where to live and settle down, whom to live with, and what career to pursue.
As for the first life decision, "where to live and settle down," I don't have a definitive answer yet. I tend to move frequently. In the past, I moved from China to England, and now from England to Thailand. In the future, I might move to other places too. I believe every place has its pros and cons, and different people of different ages may prefer living in different locations. For example, young people might prefer living in cities, while older people might prefer living in the countryside. In my view, I should explore different places first before deciding where to settle down.
Regarding the second life decision, "whom to live with," I think we should live with people who make us happy. Some people enjoy living alone because they cherish the tranquility and find happiness in solitude. Others prefer living with family because they enjoy the company and find joy in togetherness. Both choices are fine.
As for the third decision, "what career to pursue," I believe everyone's answer may differ. I personally love being a teacher, despite the challenges and fatigue that come with the job, as it's very meaningful. I teach at a secondary school, and every time I see my students make progress, it brings me great joy.
After moving, the MaoMi Chinese podcast will continue just like before. I'm looking forward to continuing this learning journey with all of you.
What important life decisions have you made? Why did you make those choices? Feel free to comment and share with us!