Well aren’t you the sweetest group of friends? Some of you may be close, some less so, but each of you bring something different to the table, and I love the mesh we all create.
I live my life not expecting much from friends, not hoping for too much, never feeling like the essential part of anyone’s being. Fortunately, I’ve been pleasantly surprised. Surprised by how heartfelt these goodbyes were, by those of you who actually cared about my departure. In a way I’m thankful, but there’s still traces of regret. I should’ve given you more of a chance. I should’ve had more faith in you. A friendship is what you put into it, most times, and I knew that, I just didn’t think I’d care for any other people again.
I feel like everything in my life has finally fallen into the right places, even if only for now. I had an amazingly rewarding experience with my job, despite the fact that I had to leave earlier than we intended. I have great people in my life, and I’m loving the fresh burst of energy and optimism I have now. I’m sad to leave this house, to leave this place, but it was only a stop along the way, as Taiwan will be as well.
Time to wrap up this chapter, and move on to bigger, better things. I’ll carry those who matter with me, and leave the rest behind.
Taiwan, bring it on.