It was like a dream. A five month long dream that I wish never ended. But good things do come to an end. I have met such amazing people there and some lifelong friends who have impacted and inspired my life. The beauty of being on exchange is to be able to submerge yourself into a completely different culture and learn a new way of life. I have learnt some much in the area of design, in communications, but most importantly, I have learnt more about myself and what I want in my life. And these five months definitely flew by, especially the last few weeks of the exchange, with assessments and deadlines, farewell parties, cleaning and packing up. And now? I’m back in Hong Kong, spending some time with my family back home before heading back to vancouver in early august. To be honest, I dont really know how to describe my current emotions. In a way, I’m really excited to be back with my family, back to somewhere familiar. Yet, I’m also a little sad about the fact that the group of exchange kids are all back home, all of us gone our separate ways. It’s definitely a mixed pot of emotions that I, myself, dont even comprehend. The only thing that I can say to myself is to be grateful and happy that it happened, and that I didn’t let go of this opportunity to study abroad in Europe, especially in the Netherlands. I dont know when, where, or how. But I know down the road, I will be back, whether for a trip or to settle down…either way I will see the european skies again (hopefully not the rain in Rotterdam haha).
The last few days in Europe, I went on a 264 hours (11 days) euro trip to London, Rome, Florence, Venice, and Paris….just gotta edit some of those pictures and then I’ll update about that trip, but until then……..doei!
Lots of love from the 852 timezone! xxx