hey.. im new to this website

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i was told to introduce myself. so thats what i'm doing. my name is ali, im 22 years old, i just graduated college and I'm moving to BA nov 3 to teach english. i'm getting a little nervous about making the move on my own, so if anyone wants to write back and calm my nerves, feel free.
 
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"Told to introduce yourself?" By whom? Why'd you choose BA if you're already so nervous about the move? It isn't exactly for the faint of heart.
 
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bjrutledge

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Yes, BigBadWolf. "I was told to introduce myself" --- You picked up on that too, huh? The passive tone (they told me to write: if you feel like reassuring me, that's okay: I won't actually *ask* for help) is somewhat reminiscent of the earlier post from Jessica. Perhaps they are one and the same?

:)
 
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"bigbadwolf" said:
"Told to introduce yourself?" By whom?
Actually there is an email message that is sent out automatically when user signs up. And every user is asked to introduce himself. I guess you just have been for so long around that don't remember it.
 
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thanks to those who gave me helpful info.. i chose BA cause its a city ive always wanted to visit, and i just figured why not. and im just nervous about the move cause im going on my own.
and yes, i was told to introduce myself by the site, because im a new member
 
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thanks for the apology... so my plan is to take a 4 week certification course (ive heard mixed things about these courses, but i can honestly say i think i found a good one). hopefully after that ill find a decent teaching job.. but i have to say, you made me somewhat nervous by saying that its almost impossible to live on one of these jobs. i dont plan to live a fancy lifestyle, so hopefully i will find something affordable yet liveable. and about the spanish.. ive been taking spanish my whole life but im still far from fluent. its something i just always have to work at.
 
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bjrutledge

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You might want to check out what Matt wrote about teaching English. His blog is http://suitcaseonwheels.blogspot.com Look at the posts from January of this year.

I don't want to discourage you from coming down here --- Buenos Aires is a wonderful city. But I think a much better plan might be to just work hard in the US, scrimp and save for a few months, and then live on those savings while you are here. Maybe you can find a teaching job that will give you a little extra spending money, but you will feel much better if you have the safety net of some savings.

Good luck.
 
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"bjrutledge" said:
Yes, BigBadWolf. "I was told to introduce myself" --- You picked up on that too, huh? The passive tone (they told me to write: if you feel like reassuring me, that's okay: I won't actually *ask* for help) is somewhat reminiscent of the earlier post from Jessica. Perhaps they are one and the same?


No, we're not one in the same. Why would I post the same type of message only to get horribly unsupportive comments?
:)