People have been asking me why, why am I going to China? My response, there are actually many reasons why I’m going. Here is where I will explain those reasons. Just a heads up I’m going to get personal.
Reason One: To change the world
Like many others, I want to change the world. I want to help in some way that will always stay with me. I will be working at an orphanage full-time. I will be working one on one with children who are looking for their forever homes.
I was adopted from China myself when I was fifteen months old. I thought, “what better way to help others?” This is something that hits close to home with me. It will be a life changing experience for me to actually live in the orphanage, and it’s going to give me a glimpse of what life might have been like before I was adopted.
Reason Two: College
I came to a standstill with school. I struggled my sophomore year trying to figure out what exactly I wanted to do in school, and with my life. I started out in college knowing that I wanted to major in Business Marketing without a doubt. There were classes that I had to have for my major that I ended up struggling with which ended up making me change my mind about Marketing. I started looking into Hospitality Management – Event Planning, however there are a few hoops I have to jump if I want to catch up in that major.
So that leaves me where I am now. Not sure. Therefore, I made to decision to take a semester off to hopefully figure out what I want to do, or decide whether college is for me. I am hoping that China will help me figure that out, if not lead me in the right direction.
Reason Three: To find myself
This may sound kinda cheesy, but I am going so that hopefully, I can clear my head and find myself. This is where I’m going to get personal. It may sound dramatic to you, but I am just being honest.
I got out of a serious relationship at the beginning of this summer. I made a huge mistake in the relationship. I put the relationship first. I made my life revolve around it, and it was probably one of the biggest mistakes I’ve ever made in a relationship. When it ended I felt like my world had crashed. I wasn’t sure what to do anymore. I had felt like I lost a part of me, and I honestly lost who I really was. Just some advice for other girls OR guys out there. Learn from my mistakes. Do not put a relationship first, or let your life revolve around it. One, it really isn’t fair to the other individual in the relationship, and it isn’t fair to you either. On that note, I do want to add that I have learned from my mistakes, I have learned from each of the relationships I’ve been in, and I am grateful for that.
I really hope to clear my head while I’m in China, and I hope to re-find myself. What better way to do it than by going back to the place I was born?
P.S. Thank you to everyone for being so supportive of me on my journey to help others, as well as helping myself!