When I was younger and full of hope, new year’s eve was my favorite holiday. I would wear red clothes and think about all the things I did during the year. I would make a list of the things I wanted to do and imagined myself living a complete different life. I wanted to do something different, to surprise everyone with something impressive….
However, being a person with steady habits was definitely not the way to achieve impressiveness.
The Big Change
Before I understood the implications of a big change, I was already inside of my TYS apartment, more than 9 thousand kilometers away from home. Only then I fully understood the meaning of “living a completely different life”.
For us, international students, starting a new year might not be as relevant as it was to say goodbye to our family and loved ones. We already started all over a few months ago, we left our comfort zone far enough to re-build ourselves, made new friends and met the people that will be with us for the next years. We also made a resolution list: to travel more, to finish the degree we’re currently studying, to do our best while far from home, etc.
Then, what do we have to ask to 2019?
For the first time, I believe it’s not about asking, but about giving. My 2019 resolution only contains one thing I’d like to include to the long list I made earlier this year: to throw kindness around like confetti.
Let the party begin!