On September 25, 2017, I woke up at 3AM, turned on my laptop, and started writing my resignation letter to leave teaching position at an international kindergarten in Bangkok.
Why 3AM? Well, I was so excited because I was going to take my future in my own hands by working full-time on my startup.
It was the perfect teaching job, everything checked off on my list of teaching jobs to have:
great co-workers, the administration listened to teachers, my students were absolutely wonderful,
the parents very involved, I had a great salary, it was at an international school,
I had control over what I wanted to teach and be creative, and it was walking distance from where I lived.
This job though perfect, was perfect for someone that wanted to be a teacher.
A person that had no ambitions outside of teaching (plus who didn't mind working on their free time).
And that person wasn't me.
I got my start in Bangkok by teaching English, I used that skill to secure my ability to work and live legally in Thailand.
I knew the risks of leaving my job, but in this so called perfect job, I was miserable.
I always looked at the clock waiting to leave and focus on my startup and came to a point living a double life, teacher by day, entrepreneur by night and weekend.
Many people have to do this once they start building their own business, but I reached a point where I was so busy that I had to make a choice, and I secured my seed funding.
So I chose me and my startup.
Initially I was scared, but once I quit, everything changed, I entered a whole different chapter of my journey as an entrepreneur in a foreign land.
For a full story of my experience quitting my teaching job you can read my blog post: Leaving my teaching job to go after my dreams.
It's been a roller coaster of opportunities, failures, emotions, uncertainty, but I have zero regrets leaving my safe, well-paying job.