After revealing that I took the plunge and bought my ticket to Thailand, and proceeded to show you my über happy dance, you might think I am spending every waking moment scouring the interwebs about Thailand.
And that hasn’t happened.
Has the excitement of leaving again died? Hell no.
I look at this countdown every day.
Then why haven’t I memorized the city layout of Bangkok by heart, made Thailand the background of my iPhone, iPad, and Macbook Pro. Why don’t I know Thai phrases yet, which shots to get, where to take my TEFL course, and where I am staying?
Because it turns out that I am terrible at planning ahead…
I did find this Thai airline wallpaper though which has me quite excited.
(photo credit Huffington Post and Nok Airline)
If you hadn’t followed my blog previously before GoDaddy took a shyte on it and lost my server files, then you may have watched the hilariously desperate video confession when I ran out of money in New Zealand. Zip. Zilch. Nada.
You would think I’d do everything to prevent that from happening this time by planning every aspect right?
Well, I am planning for Thailand. Sort of.
(photo credit Roni Weiss)
Even though I haven’t been oozing every second about Thailand on the blog and doing research, I have been working my freakin’ tail off for this trip!
Last month I set a goal to save up $1,000 a week at my job. How the hell can I do that?!
Well, the perks of working at a restaurant in the United States is that we make tips, and my restaurant we can make heaps of money. If you work hard.
It’s been tough running the blog and working at the restaurant, but it’s definitely worth it. Even though some nights I only make $100, other nights I’ve been able to pull in $470 in one day! I credit my impeccable smile and charming personality for that one =)
But do I really need to plan every detail for Thailand?
There has been a consensus from tons of people that have traveled to Thailand and Southeast Asia that I don’t need to plan a thing, that traveled through the country is extremely cheap and easy, and that getting a teaching job will be no sweat.
I sure hope so! Nonetheless I’m sure as the days go by leading up to this trip I will start preparing for Thailand more and more, doing tons research on Southeast Asia, and undeniably gushing about how excited I am on the blog.
Until then, the clock is ticking and I’m working hardcore to meet this goal set.
In the meantime, enjoy some of these stellar photo as I am from other bloggers ;)
(Photo credit Ronnie Charrier)
(Photo credit Lauren Juliff)
Have you been to Thailand? Got any tips?