You would have seen the featured image of this article before reading its content. It’s Ohio University. I’m very humbly pleased to be able to realize another milestone in life. I have long awaited it, dreamed about it, and constantly wished for it to come soon. Finally, it is here. Nothing can describe how I feel right now.
It was much like a blinded optimism looking back at my life before college. Who was I to dream this big? Or, is it my survivor status that made this possible?
Given the reality this fortunate, I guess legend has it: hard work heals everything, even the dead DNA.
I almost lost all the hopes back then in 2007 when trying to achieve step 1, which was the high school diploma. How on earth was a student who spent most of the time outside school able to enjoy relief breathing before, during, and after the national high school examination?
There came the second step where I intended to jump curves, changing a complete life path from a misled youngster to someone willing to hang out with geeks, nerds, and professionals. Luckily, I was destined to meet those individuals at Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL). After 5 years, my life has been completely changed. Thanks to IFL and all the people I met during my self-transformation period.
Step 3, the career journey, saw more promising outcomes, although a lot have happened that made me realize life is not that ideal, practically speaking. I have been through excitement, satisfaction and eventually frustration as well. I got involved with a business and got back to work for a place that has built today me.
Finally, step 4 is the main theme of this article, and it’s about me leaving the country. I am going to the States for my graduate study. I have to say this is the biggest thing I have ever achieved in life. I am looking forward to experiencing more fascinating encounters ahead.
Any suggestions? This life story of mine might not be of significance to some or even most, but I believe it can be a good example, if not an inspiration, for people out there who have gone through wrong directions in life and want to get back on the track. All I can, want to and must say is “It’s never too late”.