I am very anxious right now, as I'm writing this post. I'm not quite sure where to start.
I go by Keladry online. It is actually a name inspired by a character from Tamora Pierce's books. Keladry of Mindelan begins her story as a young woman in Tortall, a kingdom where girls have very recently been legally allowed to become knights. She's the first girl to take advantage of the new law. I didn't really pick the name because of her story, though, mostly I picked it because I really like Kel from the books. She's a peaceful sort, but very strong.
I live in the United States, and I'm working on a college degree in Elementary Education, with an endorsement in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). I am so excited about it. I've recently been looking into the possibility of going overseas somewhere to teach.
The more I look into options, and where I'd maybe want to go, the more I realize how little I know and how much there is to do. I feel priviledged and spoiled for my education and I'm both guilty and thankful for it.
So that's kind of how I ended up here, at World Pulse. It seems like a great community for getting to know people from all around the world. The sheer amount of knowledge, culture, and strength of the voices here is awe-inspiring and a bit intimidating. I hope to explore, meet interesting people, find information, and just... learn what I can to do what I can.