I cannot prove everything that I’ve accomplished in the past year nor do I feel the need to.
I’ve really understood what are the things that keep me grounded and sane when thrown into a new environment.
I’ve grown in so many ways.
I’ve learnt to adapt, yet still stay true to myself.
I’ve learnt a new city, a new country, a new language and a new culture.
I’ve finally understood the power of the English language. Standing in a room of 50+ people and no one has English as a first language (including myself) yet it is the only language that allows us to communicate with one another – that’s pretty amazing.
I’ve learnt to love, let myself be loved, and love myself.
I’ve travelled to places I dreamt about for years, and other that were never on my radar.
I’ve learnt to take opportunities as they come, rather than build expectations.
I’ve learnt what it means to feel at home, and to miss home.
I’ve learnt to detach myself from a job and let myself be myself – and not what others expected of me.
I’ve blossomed – and though it took some time, and still have a long way to go – I’ve learnt that patience really is a virtue.
But most of all, I’ve learnt a little bit more about who I am and how I fit in this crazy world~
To be continued…