Hello my name is Steve Cummings. I created this blog to talk about the many adventures, stories, and tips that I can share with people. This blog has become so much more. I have met my wife, Sarah, and we both now teach English, travel, and enjoy life in Taiwan. Here is how it all started for me.
The change of my mindset:
A few months ago, I sat at my desk wondering what the point of life was. Thinking to myself what am I doing at this desk just sitting and wondering why do I watch everyone else just pass me by.
I sat there noticing that I was not very happy with my job. I took a look at my life, and realized that I am 30 years old, not married, no kids, and my job was not bringing me happiness.
I figured something needed to change. There were people traveling the world seeing it piece by piece, and I wondered why I cannot do the same.
The world is a big place and so many people were enjoying it, while living cheaply, meeting new people, and experiencing new things.
Inspiration for Travel:
With the multitude of free time sitting at my desk during hours at my job, I decided that I needed to do some more traveling. I read multiple blogs about travel. I started reading books like Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel by Rolf Potts and How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: Revised: Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter by Matt Kepnes.
I realized travel was doable. The problem was that I had no money to sustain travel. The solution would be to work over seas as an English teacher.
Income Needed for Travel:
I had tried to become a teacher in Greenville, SC, but without a teaching degree it was very hard to become a teacher, especially a history teacher.
I ended looking up schools to get certified as a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) teacher. Then I came across International TEFL Academy in Chicago, IL. They had a couple of courses in different cities such as Boston, Seattle, Prague, just to name a few, and I chose to take the onsite course in Chicago, IL.
Picking a Destination:
I feel anyone can travel and do it for cheap while having fun and creating new memories.
This is why I created the blog Cummings & Goings.
“Life is an adventure, got to live it”
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Steve. I look forward to reading more of your Blog and maybe you will do some Vlogging as well? Its so exciting, terrifying, brave, and beautiful what you have chosen to do with your life. So happy for you! It is true that life isn’t about the destination. Its about the journey. Happy trails my friend!
Thank you for the kind comments. Life is truly an adventure, and it is even better with my partner in crime Sarah to join on so many adventures.