I grew up an upper middle class kid in Carbondale, Colorado.  I attended The Colorado College (in Colorado Springs) for my undergraduate studies where I completed a degree in Economics and played NCAA Division III football.  After graduating from Colorado College I went on to pursue a career in sales and four years later realized that I was living someone else’s life.  The time had come for me to re-establish my direction and set out on a new path.  I packed up my car with everything that I owned, left Colorado at the age of 25, and haven’t looked back.  My real journey began while teaching English in South Korea in 2012 and since then I have committed myself to living a life full of meaningful experiences.  My mission is to help others, inspire, love, and be awesome.  I created this blog to document my travels and to hopefully provide some inspiration to others who are looking to make significant changes in their lives as well.  The world is your oyster, go get it.

-Tommy J

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

Abraham Lincoln

2 thoughts on “About Tommy J

  1. Tommy – just wanted to say, I am so glad I found your blog through ITA. I have been debating whether or not to go for teaching abroad, especially in Korea where its the most obvious place to start, and reading your story has been inspiring, encouraging, and reassuring! I love your blog and would love to create something similar of my own one day if I can ever break free from corporate job prison. Thanks for being you & creating it. Hope you know your efforts are not for nothing, you’ve helped me realize I need to just go for it! Keep it up 🙂

    1. Hi Michelle! So thankful for your comment. You know the world is your oyster and I was in a similar position before I really got out there and started exploring/ living life to the fullest. I really hope you put some plans in place to move forward and get to doing the things that make you happy. It would mean the world to me to get an update from you crushing life in a foreign country someday soon 😉

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