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Oct 21 2012

Life’s An Adventure!

Life, adventure, spain, madrid, vigo, coach, transport, independent travel helpI am on a bus travelling from Madrid to Vigo to start a new job on Monday.  I have never been there before and have only booked accommodation for one night.  It’s not an easy thing to do but neither is anything that involves doing something different.  One thing I have learned is that life is an adventure and it’s important to make the most of it.  The thing is, if someone told me in July that I would be living in Spain in October, I wouldn’t have believed them… really!


A few months ago, I wrote a series of posts about identifying what you want and how to achieve it.  Since then, it looks as if I am just about to fulfill another one of my goals, which is to live in another country.  It’s something I have wanted to do for a very long time.  After travelling the world, this was my next big unfulfilled travel goal.


This time, I didn’t plan it in the way I did when I travelled the world.  It kind of just happened.  Living in a different country and being able to speak another language were high on my list of things to do and I had been thinking about it more and more over the past year. There were a couple of travel blogging conferences coming up in September in Northern Portugal and Catalunya that I had booked myself on.  So, I was going away for a few weeks.  In the meantime, I had been looking at English teaching jobs in Spain every now and again. One caught my eye, which I applied for, and was invited to an interview in London. This was the first stage of the selection process and I was successful.  For the second part, I had to go on a two-week training course in Madrid before being offered a position. This was after the conferences so it all seemed to tie in well.  It’s amazing how things like that just happen sometimes.  I decided to stay in Spain after the conferences finished so I could attend the training course.  It was strange when I was leaving the UK because my friends were asking when I would be back and my reply was, ‘I’m not sure if I will be coming back.’


Well, I have no idea what the future holds at this moment in time but I have learned not to focus too much on that. It’s good to know what you want and work towards it but sometimes things happen and opportunities arise.  If you spot those opportunities and take them, you never know where it will lead.  In my case, it has led me to Spain.  Life really is an adventure.  It took me until I was 38 years old to truly appreciate that and start living my life.

About the author

Teresa Keane

Teresa has been to almost 60 countries. She started travelling independently at the age of 38 when she gave up her job, rented out her house, put her possessions in storage and spent a year travelling the world. It changed her life. She now creates, publishes, & promotes online travel content and is an experienced freelance trainer & EFL teacher.

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