It all started with a passion.
It slowly developed into a dream.
It most likely became reality.
I’ll be studying for a whole semester in Japan, starting from next month, with the hope of finding the once in a lifetime experience we all humans long for. My first intentions when I applied for this program were to test myself through something that was clearly bigger than me. Finding my way through the selection I found out more and more things about myself and about this dream that I’m chasing. I met so many new people and I saw so many different views of the world we were all hoping to find with the help of this program, I truly found a piece of myself in the people around me. I haven’t even left yet and I already feel that I gained so much experience and I broadened my horizons in a way I could have never imagined.
Ever since I started seeing for myself I developed a need of adventure and constant improvement, I wanted to see places, meet people, taste foods, climb mountains and find myself in each and every experience I had. I traveled to many places in Europe and North America but I still have many more I want to discover. My first step in this global mindset was meeting people from all over the world because now I know that you can only understand a culture when you meet its people. Along the way I found so many different mindsets and so created my own. I started thinking outside the norms that were put up by the society, I started seeing beyond the things that were to be seen, I started feeling the world and taking over my own, and now I am slowly starting to swim in the deepest water I have ever seen.
As for my student-to-be experience in Japan I am truly, madly and deeply in excitement. Now I am not a bit scared of leaving my parents, my bed, my school and my friends behind for half an year, but I can’t say the same about how I am going to react when I find myself free falling. For now I can only prepare myself for the gust of wind I am going to get from the Japanese rainy season we all heard so much about.