Soul Purpose: Realizing My True Calling

By: Chrystal Smith

For one year (September 2015 to September 2016), I lived and taught English in Heredia, Costa Rica. This cultural immersion was an exciting year of teaching, learning, self-discovery, and transition to the person I am today. During my time abroad, I learned to be flexible with day to day life, welcome the unexpected and gained an understanding that we have great things in store for us when we remain open. In my willingness to seek a life outside of my comfort zone, I became more in tune to an authentic and consciously aware version of myself. I expanded my lens of the world and looking beyond a life of privilege gave me much more respect and appreciation for perspectives other than my own.

Heredia, Costa Rica English Teaching Q and A with Chrystal Smith


What is your citizenship?

United States

What city and state are you from?

Olympia, Washington

How old are you?


What is your education level and background?

Associate Degree

Have you traveled abroad in the past?

Some international travel with friends, family, business, etc.

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