Hey there Teen Tixers,
I’ve got some news: I’m running off to join the circus. And, by “running off” I mean “going to France” and by “join the circus” I mean “teach English.”
Here’s a little public service announcement, from me to you: Studying abroad is a really good thing to do, especially when you are young and poor anyway and you don’t have a lot of obligations. Trust me, I’m speaking from experience here: I never got around to studying abroad when I was in college, so I have to do it now, when I’m old and, um…obligated. And I’m going to be teaching, not studying (unless cheese counts as a research subject, in which case, I’m going to be doing some HEAVY studying). Anyway, my point is, if you’re getting this newsletter you probably haven’t gotten to college yet, and so there’s still hope for you. Study abroad. Go somewhere weird and foreign and eat weird foreign food and meet weird foreign people and see weird foreign art and when you get back you can do the annoying things that people who study abroad always do, like affecting an accent (even though you were only there for 3 months) and constantly saying “Well, when I was living in such and such…”. It’ll be awesome.
I do plan on seeing a bunch of art while I’m over there, and I’ll be blogging my adventures right here on the tt blog, so be sure to check in from time to time (and leave comments! I’m going to be lonely!) And I’ll be back in May. In the meantime, I am leaving you in the capable care of Pete, who is going to be the Interim Teen Tix Program Manager, and Montana, The Duchess of Teen Tix. So, never fear. Teen Tix will go on without me, and, hopefully, I will return from my time abroad a more interesting, well-rounded individual (with a fake accent and an obnoxious tendency to say “Well, when I was living in France…” YES! I’m so excited.)
Have a great year. See lots of art, and, y’know, do your homework and stuff, and dream about where in the world you might want to someday live. Do it for me.