It’s the end of a chapter, in my life for sure. I graduated and decided to leave Taiwan. For good. Well, at least for the foreseeable future. These two years really made me realize, that I am drawn to my roots, drawn to Europe after all. And it also helped me accept that there is nothing wrong with that. If there is such things as getting out of your comfort zone, I’ve done that. And I don’t want you to misunderstand: I don’t regret it. Not at all, not for a minute.
It was a crazy adventure and it blows my mind to think about how I wouldn’t know some of the people I consider my closest friends now, if it wasn’t for these extra two years in Taiwan. I really cannot comprehend. And I am so grateful.
But the decision to move home, really was the right one for me. I’m past the first few weeks of pink clouds and perfect happiness (ate as much sour cream as humanly possible) and still feel that way. I am falling in love with Budapest over and over again and the life here just feels so… right. How it’s supposed to be. Maybe it’s just the familiarity of being home, maybe it does suit me. Who knows?
I found a job I really enjoy, with an amazing team I love. I go to work in the morning feeling excited and happy and for the first time in many years, when I’m free, I am free. While you’re in university, there is always that feeling that even if you’re off, there are so many things you should be doing. Writing assignments, reading books and papers, working on projects, or the endless hustle with your thesis. And now it’s gone. It’s such a liberating feeling!
It is a new chapter in my life. Officially starting adult life, having my first job. It’s exciting – and not as scary as I had expected it to be. Now that I have gotten used to this lifestyle a little more, I really cannot wait to start thoroughly enjoying it, having new adventures, or just cosy, happy moments with my family and friends. At home.