Leaving On A Jet Plane..
So it’s that time of the year again, which means doing all nighters, handing in your assignments and finally getting started on revision for exams. But it also means, new cupcakes are joining Curtin College next semester!
Joining Curtin College was a scary experience for me, because it meant leaving home and having the International Student label stuck on me. Admittedly, I was excited to have the opportunity to move to a new place and have new experiences, I was scared, I was nervous, I didn’t know how I would fit my whole life into one suitcase and I didn’t know how I would say goodbye to my little dog. My family would obviously come visit me, but he doesn’t exactly have a passport.
Saying goodbye to a place where you grew up and have a hold on to, is never easy. But that’s what life is about, isn’t it? It’s about growing and learning. What got me through my first few months here was knowing that being here was me going after my dreams and achieving my goals in life. Knowing that one day all the Mi Goreng dinners, all those feelings of being homesick, separation from family, my dog and home, would all be worth it in that moment when I graduate. All that for one piece of paper.
So when it was time for me to catch my flight, I looked at it as me going after my dreams and being able to study something that I love. I looked at it as a chance to have a college experience and make new friends. I looked at it as an adventure to move to a new place, new people, new memories. And more immigration stamps on my passport!
That nostalgic feeling doesn’t go straight away, but in time it does fade off a little bit. And it gets replaced with happiness, cookies, excitement and happy new memories.
Life isn’t easy, but you get up and fight it.
Live in the here and now, believe in yourself, stay true to you and smile. Always.
Enough with the sentimental moments.