I know a lot of expats like this…

Its Saturday here in Beijing and the pollen has got me down…But life is good. Really good.  Why?  Because I have an awesome job.  My peers are kind, my students delightful, I couldn’t ask for a better job.

I’ve taught in 6 countries and I can say its been tough but I’ve had some good times.  I’ve met amazing people and see amazing things…


Sometimes when I land in a new country I have to pinch myself…it all feels like a dream.  But to be honest I’ve waited to do something different.  Even if its part-time,  That’s why I love doing youtube videos because I’m the boss and I don’t have to wait around for anyone.  As long as I have an iPhone and internet I can make a video.  I can create something and some times people watch it.  That’s why the video above by Grey, Grizzle and Gaijin struck a cord in me.  He talks about his conversation with another expat and the expat wishes he could do something else.  But every year he keeps wishing.  Well…I’ve been that gaijin.  Sure i’ve done research into other things but as far as investing some money and time into actually doing it…I’ve failed.


It’s part of the reason why I started this blog. I know its tough to make money online but it is possible.  As he states in the video…people do it everyday!  But not with out work.   I knew a guy that put 10 years into his now successful online business.


As the saying goes…”Half the battle is showing up!”

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