Having finally fought my way out of a controlling 5 and a half year relationship, I was lost. I am not close to my family and found myself alone and with no support. I needed something big to change or I knew I would end up floundering and losing myself completely. I had finally found the confidence to walk away from something I knew was destroying me and I needed to use that little self belief I had to move forward. On a whim I applied for a job teaching in Thailand. Having only been teaching for a year, I never thought I would get it, but I did. I packed up and moved half way across the World all on my own. Terrifying, but empowering. Four years later it is still the best thing I ever did. Standing out on my own, having confidence in my own mind and opinions, experiencing so much love and joy and care in the World. I wouldn't change it for anything. I am a very lucky girl.