As the half-year mark is approaching quickly, I just want to give a summary of my first half of the greatest 2013.
Abroad for 152 days in Europe was amazing, even though I have been emphasizing it way too much, but I have no shame to conclude that again.
No doubt, the group of the psychos that I met really made the trip so amazing. I also felt very glad that I was able to travel with Melinda so much and that she enjoyed joining our psychos’ traveling!!!
WHU students can be a little challenging to meet and get to know but I am very glad that I was able to be close with my student buddy and share a flat with him and other WHU students in Berlin for 3 weeks.
Being able to meet the WHU students was great because the students are so ambitious and so determined in what they want to do which totally got me thinking and decided to push myself to be more ambitious and determined for the second half of 2013 in order to take me to where I desire to be at next year: Job in Europe (preferably Germany) or US and travel to Brazil.
Ironically, the day I am leaving LA this year will mark the end of my 9th year abroad in USA. Throughout these 9 years, I have changed and grown so much. I even went abroad again although I am ‘technically’ abroad already.
After being at so many places, people always get confused with where my home is at? I am not really sure, but I can say that Taiwan is my home because that is where my dad lives and works, and home is wherever you (my dad & family) are at. I could also say that LA is my home since I have been spending 9 years here now, and home is wherever you (friends and other important people that I have met) are at.But, I could also say that Germany is my home because it just took my heart away, and home is wherever you (my heart) are at.
Tough one to decide, but I don’t really need to decide, right? because it is not so bad to have that many homes around the globe?
I am excited for the next half of 2013. I will continue be living at a place where I am not or less familiar with. After the next abroad in Taiwan, I am really hoping to return as a better, improved, skilled, determined, ambitious, and more confident person. I don’t think I need to find a new Jackie, but a stronger and brighter one. And, I will try to be an adult too (so challenging!!!! :o )
Last note, I do kind of feel bad and sad for leaving some friends again… sorry, sorry! But I will be returning very soon again! Thank you really for still being there for me when I was abroad for the past few months, and please still be there for me when I am away and apart from y’all for the next few months!
Nächste beste Freunde: Zeit.
And next time, the better time, I will not be calm but will go for it.
Things that are not too correct in this photo:
1. The egg yolk ain’t yellow and orange enough
2. There is no arugula
3. The mozzarella is expensive and not soft
4. Cottage cheese is not quark after all
I learned that what others think of you is not nearly as meaningful as what you think of yourself….Once you love yourself, you can be the best version of yourself. You will find success and happiness. You will find that being different is a wholly wonderful and joyous thing, because it will mark you for greatness.
-Mitch Anderson — http://www.buzzfeed.com/lilyhiottmillis/texas-teen-comes-out-in-graduation-speech-melts-hearts
Still have three days in Berlin and a few more in Germany. This pot of water is still boiling and won’t stop till the alarm goes off and the water calms and cools down. Then, we will see what we’ve got in this pot of water.
when will i actually do my random act of kindess :/