Reality always win?
I’m a dream chaser, I always believe reality won’t be a problem to me like everyone else. I like to see the world and enjoy the different culture, I mean, who doesn’t? However, lots of people will asks”But you gotta come back to reality one day, right?”
I’m a 24 year old young adult who really enjoying her life, even though that doesn’t mean I am living in a good life and have no pressure or anything like that, I’m just trying to enjoy the ride.
When I was 18 I went to the states and spent a year there as a foreign exchange student, and then I went to Australia for another year also as a foreign exchange student, I was 22.
During that year in the states, I probably cried through the first 6 months, because I was lonely, didn’t even know how to speak English properly and also of course I didn’t have any friend. The other reason I guess it was just because the culture was too different.
After that low 6 months, I was thinking, I can’t let myself be like this anymore, if people don’t wanna approach to me first, then I will. So the next day after thinking that, I wrote little notes saying “Hi, I’m Tina from Taiwan, I am a foreign exchange student, I don’t have any friend, can you be my friend?” To people who sat next to me in every class. They was so surprised and feel weird at first I guess. But still they all said yes to me!
After that day my life has completely changed, people started to say hi to me on the hallway, I also finally had friends to hang out with…etc. They even threw a farewell party when I left!And I understand, if you want something, you have to make the move and earn it.
I am a rebel actually, Not in a bad way but when I have disagreement with my parents or anyone else about my life decision, I will always follow my heart. Because this is my life, yes I love my parents and friends but I can’t let them to decide what I should do and who I should become. Everyone always will have a “reality reason” to stop them from chasing their dreams, mine is my parents.
My parents always try to control anything and everything in me and my sister’s life, we always follow when we were little, but after I had the experience of being independent abroad and seen the different culture and world, I realized I have to be the owner of my life. I started to tell them what I want to do and who I want to be, at first they wouldn’t listen and thought I’m just being childish, so I yelled and fought, we had a few rough years but finally, I am now doing a job that always wanted to do and also move out to live with my friend. I can’t say I’m proud of saying I fought my parents but I’m proud of standing up for myself, when you think you are losing your dreams just think about” is this what you really want to do for the rest of your life?” If not, why not let your dreams become your reality? Why make up any excuse to let your dream pass you? If you really want it, you will try everything to earn it, because you just have to get it.
At the end, I just want to share a quote that I really like on the internet”We only have one life, just one, so why aren’t we running like we are on fire towards our wildest dream?”
Why aren’t we?