Sunday, June 7, 2015

I Finally Listened

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.

Be free. 

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