Even though I only lived in China for two years, I fell completely head over heels in love with it. I felt so happy, so free, and so accepted there. It wasn't until I was in China, that I truly found myself. My friends there became like a family to me, and my life there was just too good to be true! I can't even explain it fully, but there is just a magic about China. It is such a wonderfully strange, and different, and MAGICAL place.
At the beginning of 2010, I moved back to Ohio. I had been away from my family for too long, and I just knew it was what I needed to do at that time. That first year back, I had such an amazing time. I reconnected with my family so wonderfully, and (despite a bit of reverse culture shock), I LOVED being back in America.
My second year being back (2011), was probably one of the toughest years of my life. It was just a very bad year. A lot of good things happened, but it was just a year full of questions with no answers, and a general feeling of being stuck, and not knowing what to do about it.
Now I have been back for three years, and I have this feeling that I am not meant to just sit here for the rest of my life. I don't know exactly what that means for me, or what it will look like. But I am grateful that I am getting a clearer look at what I want to do with my future. I still have waaay more questions than answers, but at least I'm not as in the dark as I was a year ago. So I will keep on searching, asking questions, and making plans, hoping that I will find what I am looking for. In the meantime, I just want to share with you a little bit more about the country that has turned my world completely upside-down.
'I wasn't in america last time the presidential campaigns were happening, so i forgot how
ANNOYING they are! o, and i am SO sick of them saying, "were going to stand up to China for stealing our jobs" ! umm, america is GIVING china jobs! i've been to China, and they have SO much worse unemployment rates than us! There are college graduates selling dvds on the side of the road cuz they can't get another job. There are too many people and not enough jobs, so if america wants to give them jobs OF COURSE they're going to take them! Wow, I am so embarassed of America.'
So just know, that there are always two sides to every story. Just because America is your country, dosen't mean that they are always right. Instead of getting mad at China, why not get mad at the American companies that are SENDING all the American jobs to another country?!
Here's a couple other articles that I've done on China. Check them out!
Peace Love and China