Ever since I was a little girl, I've always tried to follow my older sister's footsteps.
Graduate from High School and go to college.
Graduate from college and get a full-time job.
Get a few years of work experience and go to graduate school.
When I was 20, I decided to fly to Hong Kong by myself without having the slightest clue to what to expect.
I turned 21 a week after I arrived and the strangers (eventually became my best friends) gathered the entire 100+ exchange students and sand "Happy Birthday" to me on the second tallest building in Hong Kong - IFC tower.
I went to Macau and went bungee jumping on the world's tallest bungee jump. I succeeded.
Five months passed and I had the best time of my life. The best.
I will be turning 25 in two months and I'm trying so hard to not ask myself "what am I doing with my life?"
All my life, I was surrounded by those that took the traditional route and those that did nothing. It wasn't me.
My longest relationship lasted for 3 years. It was always you and not me. It didn't end so well, but it taught me everything I needed to know how to be strong. I thank you for that.
After months and years fly by, I finally decided to listen to myself.
It is wildly exhilarating to declare yourself free from all that everybody is expecting you to do. - Abigail Green
My whole family may not support my decision, but they understand.
I'm ready to welcome every bump on the road with open arms.