First and foremost, I just want to say thank you to everyone who’s listening to my podcasts in Albania, Latvia, Algeria, UK, USA, Germany, India, Russia, South Africa, Austria, Netherlands, Japan and so many other countries around the world.
I want to also say thank you to my ESL Podcast listeners worldwide who have made my podcast a massive hit in only two weeks time! Big thanks to Mexico, Turkey, USA (funny how folks in USA love my podcasts), and China!.
This is a time just to be grateful for all my hardships and success. This day, April 13th, marks the day of the Songkran festival. This is the Thai water festival where people celebrate by splashing others with water all up and down the streets, and across the nation as a whole.
For the last three years, on the other hand, I’ve been taking vacations. I initially took these vacations because I wanted no part of Songkran after being gravely disrespected and seeing Indians racially spewed at by Thais back in 2015. I said, “I’ll never celebrate this festival again for as long as I live.”
When April 2016 rolled around I went to Vietnam, meeting some of the most magnificent individuals who I still keep in contact with today.
2017 was a trip back home to Arizona and a Tough Mudder.
This year….Spartan Race!
You know, at the beginning of the year, it was pretty bleak. It was a tough transition and very emotionally exhausting going from one job to another. Having a slew of emails come into my email box which were threats from my previous employer and removing me as a teacher from multiple classes so he can stop the cash-flow from going into my bank account, was tough to deal with.
However, this is the day that my visa is officially cancelled with that old job, and this marks the beginning of a unbelievably exhilarating lifestyle that’s going to bring so many experiences into my life.
Guys, this morning I’m going to my favorite Southeast Asian country (Malaysia) for a Spartan Race, meeting with a new content writer who’s coming on board my website, and a wedding. I mean this is probably marking the beginning of “2018.” All the goals I’ve written down have now come into fruition, and I really can’t wait for the wheel of life episode to let you all know you can claim that life you’ve always wanted.
Oh, on this day is the beginning of what’s going to be the most unbelievable life I could’ve ever imagined. All these aches and pains of what has happened over the last five years have come to rest, and now this is surely the beginning.
Welcome to my world.
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