In 10 hours and 22 minutes as of right now, I arrive in New York. Initially, I was typing up a blog post up before I went on the plane but since there wasn’t enough time for me to finish typing up the whole blog up, I decided that I might as well type up my blog post on the plane.
This morning, as I sat on the car and looked out the window of Hong Kong, I must admit there is definitely a sense of nostalgia going on. I think about the people who I’ve grown up with, the people who made my time in Hong Kong memorable and all the things I’ve spent my time doing in Hong Kong. I will definitely miss and cherish the moments living in Hong Kong. To many people who know me, they probably think I’m super excited for college and ready to embrace the next stage of my life and although this is true I will miss doing the everyday things in Hong Kong. Like just having lunch with my dad, or popping by his office once in a while, shopping with friends or even going out and getting a drink with friends.
A surprise phone call from my brother and sister-in-law came by this morning as I was on the car. They basically called to say they will miss me and that I should keep in touch with them via facebook and I can message them anytime. It was quite awkward, lots of pauses and yeahs but after the phone call, I couldn’t help but get a bit teary. Of course I hid that from my parents since I’m not someone that likes to show any form of tears but if they were to say farewell to me in the airport, I don’t know if I could hold in my tears. I was shocked that I was getting teary since I didn’t expect that I would miss them so much.
As the title suggests, it is just a bittersweet for me.
Even though I wasn’t thrilled that my mom came with me to send me off to college since I have a long history with her, and although she’s not my favorite person I’m glad that she came with me in a way. I don’t know how to explain why I feel this way but I hope you understand somehow.
This summer was one of those summers where I didn’t do much. I spent my days at home watching tv shows and sleeping, and spent my other days “working for my dad” or hanging out with friends. I was able to learn more about myself this summer than I ever did and in return I got to meet many different people and even became good friends with them. I just keep reminding myself to put myself out there and be more outgoing and this little reminder alone has really helped me to open up to more people thus becoming good friends with many.
I will end this blog now but when I get to New York and start college in Boston, expect to see me blog more frequently. I will document my experience as a freshmen college student so hop on aboard in entering the next chapter of my life!