4months. Thats a really long time. Today I started thinking about all that I’ve done here in Thailand. All that I’ve learned and the ways my new community is opening me up to the resources to better myself, mind body and spirit.
And as I look back on my previous posts, I laugh a little to myself. Its so interesting to see how much my perspectives have changed in such little time. Eventually when I got to a certain point in my reading there were no more posts to read. Transitions have happened from the time of my last post till now and they are transitions I would have liked to document.
At first I was doing this as part of a requirement I was doing this for an audience, to make this experience of a Kennedy-Lugar YES scholar a motivation of sorts for others see, appreciate and get involved with cross-cultural connections.
But today as I reached my last post, I was a little saddened. I realized that in writing my experience for an audience, I had captured the parts of Thailand that I sometimes forget to snap shot away in my memory. I would like to apologize, mostly to myself, for neglecting my story. As I write now, I am fascinated to look back on this journey long after its over and witness the moments that are shaping my new goals, motivation, and expectations.