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Literally just thirty minutes ago I bought a ticket to go to Costa Rica March 8th until May 10th. I have been working at one place for a year as of February and I am resigning to fulfill my happier abroad dream that we all share. The best thing about America is to me massage therapy, a career which I excel at and has earned me enough money to do what I want. The best thing I ever did was help this 70-year-old lady be able to walk and sit down without pain. This lady tells me sad stories of how lonely and sad she is, even crying into a bottle of bourbon on Thanksgiving Day but she comes to me regularly because maybe I am one of the few really nice people in her life. America doesn't have to be a lonely country but people choose to alienate each other or have no time for each other. I just do what I can to make America less lonely.
There are a lot of "what-ifs" to take into account but I just have to take a leap of faith here. At 29, I cannot let "what-ifs" get in the way of enjoying life. I have been talking about Costa Rica for five years and I don't want to be one of those 40-year-old virgins that was too afraid to go abroad but talked incessantly about traveling. I just have to have faith in my own skills enough to find another job when I come back or go back to the old one.
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Sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith. Since it's a country you feel a connection with, I'm sure you'll find a way to make it there and survive. Are you going to live in San Jose? Are you going to stay with a local family, or stay in a hostel or something else? Anyway, congrats on making the decision to do it. Sometimes that's all you can do. And you can make it into something great.
When you go to the hostel, you might want to ask about monthly rates. That could save you a few bucks. Although for $10 a night it might not get more economical than that.
Most people try Costa Rica first because it sounds touristy and safe. I'd be happy to pass on info about Costa Rica if you are looking.
And if you are telling me you are a virgin for real I can also tell you want to do to fix that.