I graduated from Texas A&M University in 2009.  While It’s my heartfelt intention to get rich help people as doctor some day, I plan on taking a much anticipated(and needed) break from the past eighteen years of school, before I jump right into another eight or ten.  What’s the best way to get away from years of pencils, desks, books, and tests?  Here’s one smart guy’s answer: become a teacher.

I’m a nerded out over an opportunity to serve in the Peace Corps, as it’s been a goal of mine for years.  I was invited to serve in Lesotho as a science teacher in mid-September, and will likely be departing November 11, 2009.  I’m going to use this bloggyness to keep friends, family, and some cyber-stalkers reasonably up to date with my life in Lesotho.

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Mom November 5, 2009 at 4:08 pm

There are costs and risks to a program of action, but they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.–John F. Kennedy

Susan Whitener March 9, 2010 at 11:23 am

Ryan, you are quite a celebrity around here at ILS: and well deserved!!

Suzanne Reynolds April 3, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Hey Ryan, You may not remember me, but I remember you showing in 4-H. I happen to be taking a class held at ILHS. I found the pic of your school posted in the staff lounge and was referred to your blog. It may sound kind of corny, but people like you are making a difference in the world and I admire you for it. Please let me know if there is anything my 4th grade class can do to help your students.

Chris Koz April 27, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Ryan, great choice to sneak away from what some would call the world and taking a chance at another way to live. You were always a man of strong character and it’s no surprise to me that you have gone this far already. I wish you safe, but adventitious travels now and in the future.

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