After moving out at the age of 17, I began my undergraduate degree at Mcmaster University where I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Honours Social Psychology. While completing my undergraduate degree it dawned on me that academia was not something I wanted to continue doing for much longer. With an inspiring peer and supportive family and friends, I began the process of becoming an ESL teacher by getting my TEFL/TESL/TESOL certificate through Oxford Seminars. After doing so, I began applying for jobs while completing my final year of education in Hamilton, Ontario. Now at a young age of 21 I am prepared to set off across the Pacific to Thailand where I will begin the next chapter of my life learning, teaching and exploring all that the life of an ESL teacher has to offer.