2014 was a crazy year for me. I went through many changes and I am continuing to go through different changes throughout the year. It’s 2015 now and I am very excited about what the future has in plan for me.
This will definitely be a life changing year because of the summer I’ll be spending in Peru, but also what I have planned for when I come back to Peru.
So what are some of the most memorable moments in my life? These aren’t listed in order but are definitely events in my life that had some sort of impact on me.
1. My move to the Chicago suburbs from St. Louis.
I moved about 300 miles away from everyone I love and it was definitely a change for me, good and bad. I miss my friends terribly. I’ve learned that I like being by myself a little bit too much, but it”s just shown me how much of an independent person I’ve grown into.
2. When I moved from Chicago, back to St. Louis.
I was in like 3rd grade when we moved back to St. Louis (a little background, I was born in St. Louis and then moved to Chicago when I was about 5 years old, then moved back in third grade).
Living in Chicago at a young age was a TON of fun. I was always going to different places and obviously living so close to downtown Chicago was awesome. I was able to do so many different things and lots of traveling in the city on the weekends. Moving from Chicago to St. Louis was definitely a memorable experience for me because I moved to a suburb in St. Louis that was very different than where I was from. I was the only non-caucasian kid in my class in St. Louis and I got made fun of for being Asian a ton. That never happened to me when I was in Chicago, so I was really confused on why people were making fun of me.
I continued to get these jokes all throughout high school, because again I was one out of three of the only Asian people at my high school.
3. When I found out my dad was sick.
I’ve spoken about this a few times, but a time in my life I will never forget is obviously when my dad was going through chemo and eventually passing away. I remember the day I found out he had cancer so clearly. I was in the waiting room drinking some coffee and from the waiting room I could see inside my dad’s room. The doctor was giving the news to my dad and mother and I remember just having a feeling that it wasn’t good. Later on my brother told me the diagnosis and it felt like time stopped.
4. Couchsurfing in Denver was a memorable experience.
Riding a motorcycle to Chicago, Kansas City, Ozarks, Indianapolis, and Ohio was an experience. I spent the past 2 years in a relationship and I am incredibly thankful for the time I had with that person. I love looking back at all the memories and places we traveled to!
What are some of the most memorable moments in your life?