This post is a personal note on some changes to come in my life.
Some time ago, I mentioned I was applying to medical school. That was my post-college plan. As I waited to hear back from various schools, a lot of things happened, some good, but more bad. And my life went in a sort of transition, flying and living for a few months here and there.
Recently, I started hearing back from medical schools. Fortunately, I got accepted into some prestigious institutions. (Congratulations me!!) And, so ends an aimless time.
Here is the twist. Because of stuff that happened earlier in the year—the reason for all that moving—I also applied to medical schools in Taiwan, who has also offered me a position.
Now I am faced with a pretty heavy life decision. Do I stay in the US or do I go to Taiwan?
Both are fairly permanent moves at least for the next decade or so. This really is something that pretty much demanded most minutes of my thoughts for the last few weeks. (Regular readers here might have noted my lack of attention to this blog, to responding, or to just general anime watching.)
After considering many factors—my role, home situations, and various other things, with which I do not want to bore you—I will be leaving the US at the end of this summer. Taiwan is a wonderful, busy place with a lot of opportunities.
I will, however, miss a lot of things. Of course, this will be a huge cultural change. The language, books, entertainment, pop culture, television, sports, style, fashion, food, what’s cool, what’s not, and even humor are all different. Getting used to a completely new set of sensibilities will be quite… interesting.
Furthermore, having spent my last twelve years of my short life in the US, I pretty much grew up here. All my possessions and comforts are here. More importantly, my friends, my brother, my sister, and most people I know are here as well.
But I suppose…
“When one door closes another door opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.”
—Alexander Graham Bell
I better practice enunciating, writing, and typing Chinese.
—亞歷山大 格雷厄姆 貝爾
- I am not quitting blogging… At least not for a long while. ^ ^
- The entry in Chinese is the same as the one in English (in case you were wondering). This is not something I will do often, and probably not again.