It’s been a little over a week being back and Already feels as if the last six-months were nothing but a moment in dreamland. The skies have never looked so blue nor have the streets ever seemed so clean.
It’s strange to be back.
I have more time to spend with myself and a whole lot more peaceful moments. While it is very nice to have more down-time than necessary, I will admit a few confessions:
#1: I miss working.
#2: Changes have occurred.
Now that it has been more than two weeks since my return, I decided that it is time to do some reflecting over the experience.
While I didn’t learn more than what I had expected to come with the program, I have grown and changed as an individual. Before leaving I was quite inexperienced in…well in all areas of life really. However, now I feel a new sense of confidence and have never had so much clarity over my life. Now more than ever I am sure of what sort of person I am and who I want to be, all thanks to the people I’ve met. There has not been a day where I have not thought of or missed each of those I was able to become closer to, and I hope that never changes. For six months, my survival and sanity were kept in place because of the friends I was able to meet during the internship. They are the reason why I would go back to “The World’s Factory.” Even now being back for almost a month, I still feel as if I will be going back at a moments notice, as if there is now home. I truly miss the sense of being independent and able to roam around the city as I please. Perhaps that and the people I encountered are part of my missing the land I once never thought of traveling to.
Nanjing will always be my home city in China. As the cliche saying goes, it’ll forever have a “special place in my heart” and is now part of my life’s journey.
Now, with that being said, it’s good to be back, both in a “I’m home!” and “time to start blog posting again!” kind of way.
Til Next Post!