Book Reviews: Travels with ms kaye, Book One - Dujiangyan, China 2009-2010 by kaye terrelongecategories: Book, Memoir, ESL, Traveling, Photojournalism, Self-Discovery, Teacher, Achievement, Freelance, Travel Stock, Journal, Asia, Mature Woman, China
Kaye Terrelongeabout this book: I decided to write this memoir because I found myself at a turning point in my life. At the time I was approaching 40 and really didn't have any meaning for existence. Meaning, I was free from an emotional abusive relationship, but grew weary of the online dating scene, most profiles were fakes or had other ideas; detached myself from Corporate America and for 3 years I had become a freelance Model and Promotional Ambassador, however, although I didn't appear physically older, my age was used as a factor in determining if I got the gig or not; and the economy started to become worse which meant I had find another occupation and I refused of confining myself into another office / desk job.
My ideal job was that I could express my creativity: photography and writing; also the traveling bug was itching into stretching her wings in search for adventure. Being in US-FL lacked both and I was running out of time as my emergency survival funds became less.
During my first year in China, I created a blog and shared my experiences with family and friends, and by the second year teaching in China, a good friend suggested that I write a book about my life as an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher.
Every photograph was taken by me for I was re-establishing my hobby as a photographer and taken the opportunity of my travels in capturing images of what and how my life was in China.
Writing has always been my salvation since I was a young girl for I was very much of a loner. My expressed thoughts and dreams filled the blank pages which later became into becoming my best friend because a book understood how I felt. When I finished my first book, I was pleased that I was able to unleash a hidden talent which I thought was never possible.
I continue writing my blogs because I have three other books I wish to complete and continue in sharing of my travels as a woman finding her niche in life... even at what was once suggested as a late start.
what to read next: if you read and liked this book...
wonderful experienceThis book is very good reading for potential ESOL teachers. Very easy reading, the flow is easy to follow, the pictures are spectacular. And most of all love the wit and humor. [by SoniaT]
Very interesting and humorousRead this book in one sitting. Enjoyed it thoroughly, especially the author's sense of humor. She brought China to life for me. This book is very easy to read, the flow is excellent. [by PDooley]
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