It’s so strange to be back in Taiwan. Every time I come here, it feels like an escape from reality, and escape from life. It feels like I’m starting a new life, starting over. Sometimes, I wish I felt more at ease in college, much like the way I feel when I’m back. It’s refreshing coming to another a country and starting over, meeting new people, and seeing people you know.
In any case, lesson 2, continue to understand yourself and others. There’s no such thing as an end of growth. Yesterday, I encountered a grad student who thought that I overflowed with God’s presence and God’s grace. She felt that God was especially looking over me. Had I not gone to church, explored my own thoughts and the thoughts of others, I definitely would have reacted differently. We ended up having a relatively active conversation about beliefs, about people, and what is considered proof. By understanding yourself and others, you can communicate better, understand what are appropriate topics for discussion, and know what people enjoy talking to you about.
In the end, I got her name and email. I wonder what’ll happen from here on out.