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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