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!


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