I’m moving to Thailand! How crazy does it sound?! I never even though that I would be saying this. Life can be pretty unpredictable sometimes.
3 years ago I went to China, which I never, ever even imagined I would be doing, and now 3 years later I’m going to Thailand, which I also never imagined I would be doing ;). Life.
Thailand is an insanely beautiful country. When I visited for the first time, about 3 years ago, I felt in love with its colours, amazing nature, heavenly beaches, blue water and tropical fruits, but I would never imagine myself living there (just like I would never imagine myself living in China, before I went and actually did it).
Living in China has thought me many things, but the most significant is, go out of your comfort zone. Going out of your comfort zone is never easy, but it’s important, and it’s always life chaining. Trying new things, going new places, doing the unexpected, always ends up being worth it. If I wouldn’t go to China, I wouldn’t be the same person I am today. It changed so much in my life. It opened up a whole new world for me, a world full of new possibilities and opportunities. It made me realise what my passions are, and it made me more determinate to pursue my dreams.
So now, 3 years later, I had to make another life choice. I had to choose where I wanted to spend the next half year of my life. Considering the fact that traveling is simply the best thing I know, plus I always wanted to try living in different places around the world, it was a pretty awesome choice that I had to make 😉
I study Asian Business and Chinese, so China would be the obvious choice. However, even though I had the most amazing year in China, I didn’t want to go back, not just yet. I wanted to try something new, something different, possibly something even more crazy (if it can get crazier than China). I wanted to go back to Asia, I was considering Hong Kong and Singapore, but I’ve been to both of these places, so it seemed too easy. I spent majority of last summer doing a course at Hong Kong University. I freaking love Hong Kong, but I felt like going back, wouldn’t really count as “going out of my comfort zone”.
I felt pretty confused, and I searched and search, and than I came across Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, and than I realised that I could go to Thailand. I could go to an university that looks like a Thai temple, wake up to palm trees and swimming pool in my backyard and spend weekends exploring on the most beautiful countries in the world. It hit me like a lighting, and I just knew from the beginning that it was the right choice.
I should go to Bangkok.
I should go to a city, that I’ve never even been to before, to a country that I don’t know much about. Go out of my comfort zone, and experience something completely different. Different country, different weather, different language, different culture. Everything will be different and I am so freaking excited! So in about one month I will be packing my suitcases, and heading to Thailand for a new adventure!