I did it!

Breaking news: Juliane Lacroix has officially resigned from her teaching position in Ottawa.

It’s official, I left my job. Yes, I left my work security. Yes, I left my pension. Yes, I’m almost 30. And yes, it feels great! 🙂

Earlier this year, I had to make the important decision of renewing my contract in Dongguan or finally coming back to my teaching position in Canada. One more time, I took the leap of faith.


It’s quite simple, I found the perfect job! I get to live in a new country every two year, I have the chance to work with incredible teachers and students from all around the world, I have way too many holidays (= travel, travel, travel!), AND I get paid to do so! 😀 To be honest, the decision wasn’t that difficult, but I’ll admit I was a little nervous announcing the news to my parents.

First thing my mom asked me:

-“Are you happy with your decision?”

-“Yes, of course!”

-“Then, we are happy for you! Congratulations on this new life path!”

My dad’s answer:

-“Under one condition, next time please pick a country we haven’t visited yet!”

God, I love them. Thank you mom and dad for being the most supportive parents a daughter can ask for. You are the reason I’m here now. You are the reason I became this independent, fulfilled woman. Merci! xo

Yes, I did resign from my job in Ottawa but for me it’s no big deal. I’m not saying goodbye to my country, my family, my friends. I’m just moving abroad for a few years, doing what I love, doing what makes me happy. Maybe I’ll be back after two years and I’ll have to start over, and it’s ok. Or maybe I will love this lifestyle too much that I will keep teaching and traveling abroad for the next 15 years! Who knows? Who cares? I’m living one year at a time for the first time in my life and it feels great. No stress, no pressure, no expectation, just focusing on enjoying life as much as I can.

It’s never to late to make life changing decisions, trust me. If you want to change something in your life, you can do it. It’s ok to take risk. It’s ok to listen to your heart. It’s ok to change path. This is what life is all about. This is how we grow as human beings. There will always be some excuses, so do yourself a favor, please don’t wait. There’s no time for this. We have only one life to live, make sure to live it well. #yolo #cheesypost


Great things never came from comfort zones.

7 thoughts on “I did it!

  1. Paul

    WoW WoW et re-WOW!!!!

    Je suis certain que plusieurs rêves d’une telle expérience mais ne sautent pas comme tu viens de le faire!!!

    Incroyable et FÉLICITATIONS!!!


  2. Kate Thompson

    You are a beautiful person both inside and out and going to share this with many in this world is a wonderful thing….yeah
    I applaud your courage, compassion and of course your need to travel. Enjoy this great adventure and I will continue to enjoy hearing what your are doing. Kate


  3. Tu nous inspires! C’est le temps de voyager! Bravo notre belle Juliane!

    I never regretted the day I resigned from teaching! The world opened up for me like crazy! It is for you too.

    Viens nous voir à Fast Forward French lorsque tu reviendras!

    Bises bises!


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