Dobry den! (Hello!)
My name is Deanna and welcome to my blog, Teach. Eat. Travel. Repeat! I am a recent college graduate who decided to put my conventional life on hold to truly live. And what better way to live than to move 4,127 miles from my South Jersey home to Prague in the Czech Republic?
As a teacher, I consider myself extremely lucky to be in a profession where I am constantly able to learn and connect with others- whether this be in the United States or elsewhere in the world. This blog will highlight my 3 greatest passions in life:
Teaching: I have a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and American Studies, with endorsements in Middle School Social Studies and Teacher of Students with Disabilities. I am also a certified TEFL teacher. I can’t imagine myself in another profession. Simple as that. I have taught abroad for a full year in Thailand and also work part time as an English online tutor for Chinese students. Currently, I am teaching English in the Czech Republic.
Eating: I am a self-proclaimed foodie. Anyone who knows me knows that eating, cooking and coming up with new recipes are three of my favorite hobbies.
Traveling: I got my first dose of wanderlust when I traveled to India to teach in several villages. Traveling in a country that has a different set of values, rules, and norms was a humbling and an eye-opening experience. I felt like I grew so much from that trip – even though it was only for two weeks!
As I was finishing college, I knew that I wanted to go abroad again- this time for an extended period of time. So, when I heard about the opportunity to teach for a year in Thailand, all I could think about is what I could learn from connecting with new people and being immersed in a new culture. Thailand ended up being one of the best decisions of my life. I loved my time there and am thankful for all the people I met and incredible experiences I had. While in Thailand, I also had the chance to travel to Cambodia and Vietnam.
I am so excited to be able to share my current journey in the Czech Republic with you! Hopefully this blog will help awaken the adventurer in you (whether it be in your hometown or halfway around the world!)