Monday, February 6, 2012

Maybe In Another Life



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One of the nice things about teaching college writing is that jobs are everywhere. (The downside: the pay is pretty horrible.) So whenever I get a pinch of wanderlust, I start trolling for jobs that are more than 15 miles from where I grew up. (Yes, I'm that close to my hometown.)

I especially like looking through the out-of-country listings, and recently came across an opening in Micronesia. I had to Google where exactly that was, as I had a reference point for Indonesia, but not Micronesia. It turns out that it's kind of, sort of in between Hawaii and Australia. Like, middle-of-the-ocean nowheresville.

The pay was really, really low ($15k / year), but in photos the island nation seems like one of the prettiest places possibly anywhere, so... tempting? Besides, what would you need extra money for when you lived someplace like this? Of course, with a fiance, a mortgage, and three cats, I won't be moving to a tropical paradise anytime soon.

Still, wouldn't it be nice to wake up every day to this?


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4 comments:

KB {Tragic and Lovely} said...

I'd take $15K for the chance to live in a place like that! I teach too - but high school age. Someday I'd like to live in Isla Roatan.

briannelee said...

Wow, it looks pretty amazing!

FashionStarvedTeen said...

Those pictures are amazing, makes me need a vacation!
http://fashionstarvedteen.blogspot.com/

Petra said...

wow, looks pretty spectacular. maybe you can do it for a year or two only? it would be one of these once in a lifetime things/opportunities/experiences...