Monthly Archive: July 2017

Why I left America and settled in Thailand

Years ago, I was just like you. Waking up in the morning, eating the same breakfast, going to the same job, driving the same route home and then putting the television on until I eventually fall asleep, only to wake up and do it all over again. I can’t say that this life was exciting, or even fulfilling, in any sense of the word. This routine was my life for the best part of five years until something snapped inside of me and I thought ‘surely there has to be more to life than this’, and trust me when I say that their absolutely is.

We’ve been tricked into thinking making somebody else a ton of cash is how we should live. Whatever illusion that people are under that they feel like they have to do the same old routine everyday to survive, it’s a fake one. Two years ago today I moved to thailand in search of a better life.

I gathered what little savings I had, sold my car, packed a few clothes and just left. I had no family, I hated my job and no debts to hold me prisoner. Nobody would miss me and I thought that worse case scenario, I end up back in America better for the experience. That’s not to say that I wasn’t terrified though. I had literally no idea what I was doing.

After settling into the hotel and having a look around at what the small town had to offer, I knew that eventually I would have to buy a house if I were to commit to living here for as long as I wanted. One of the best real estate businesses in Samui helped me out so much. With a team that spoke perfect English, my needs and desires were perfectly understood. Within one month of searching a looking for the best place, I settled on a beach front villa.

Now my life is full of sun, sea and sand, I still work, but teaching at a surf school hardly feels like work!