Sorry I haven’t blogged in a while. My computer actually got broken, so I haven’t been able to write.
It’s getting towards the end of my journey in China and I’m starting to reflect on everything. It’s been crazy, emotional, and above all a happy time in China. I have been working at Shepherds Field children’s village for the last two months and I have enjoyed every minute of it! I stay busy with my various jobs here. My first job is in guest relations. I greet guests and teams when they arrive. I get to take them on tours around our campus as well as introduce them to the children. My second job is being the photographer. I go around taking pictures of the children so that we can have pictures to use for newsletters and updates on social media. Luckily, being the photographer I get to spend extra time with the children! Lastly, my third job is helping out in the office. I help with replying to emails, filing things, making copies, and much more. So there’s a little insight on what I’ve been up too during the weekdays.
I definitely believe that I will be coming back home a changed person. I came to China to discover myself, to figure out what I wanted to do in college and career, and to learn how to forgive, as well as learn how to live on my own and be okay with it. Guess what, I have done all of those things! It took living in a different country, as well as time to get there, and trust me I will continue to work on these things each and every day. A tough lesson I learned was that this isn’t an over the night process. I will continue to work on bettering myself every day for the rest of my life.
I can say that I am in a better place now than where I was when I first came to China. I have found myself, and I am so happy where my head is now. I have learned to forgive myself, as well as forgiving others. I can say now that I am truly okay, and truly happy to be single, living on my own. And last but not least I will be continuing pursuing a business degree. Not only did I figure out college, but I am excited to announce that I will be working on starting my own business/organization that will mentor and help families who have adopted as well as adoptees. It will be a safe space for adopted children and their families who are having trouble adapting to their new families or homes. Adopted children will be able to come talk to mentors who have been adopted themselves. Parents who are having trouble as well will be able to talk to other parents who have gone through the adoption process. I want to build a safe community for families and adoptees. I could continue going on and on, but I will leave you guys on that note.
See you all back in the States soon!