What is challenging?

It has been two weeks since I moved to Australia. 

Having to live in a new place, new environment and new people is exciting yet terrifying. 

On the one hand, you get to see a different way of life and experience new culture including how people talk and interact. 

On the other hand, it has been challenging because being away from home is not easy.

You don’t know the roads. You don’t know the protocols and, most importantly, you feel lost literally almost every time. 

Let me tell you something personal. I have been to the campus for two weeks, attending all of my classes twice and, yet, I still got lost in the campus. Isn’t that embarrassing?  

I could not find my class and I had to run around the campus and ask other students for directions. I was 10 minutes late to the class. 

People tell me I will get used to it and it takes time to get used to it. But, when you really want to do your best,  all you can think of is “what if I screw up?”

But I guess it is also a good thing because nothing worth having comes easy. 

Especially when you are really craving for it, it will push you harder each day and I think that is the beauty of it. 

While it is challenging, I am also aware of a few important things:

I am aware of how fortunate I am to be able to have the opportunity to study abroad. 

To come here and gain more knowledge and skills so that I can strive and continue doing what I am passionate about. 

I feel blessed because I get to learn a lot of new things in life both personally and professionally. 

It makes me grow as a person. 

Equally important, I have a close circle who is always there for me, supporting me, encouraging me and wanting the best for me. 

I am always reminded to be strong, to be diligent and to be enthusiastic about my learning because this way, I will be able to squeeze most of the things out from the course I am taking. 

Above all, I am grateful and thankful for everything I have.

I could not say enough of how lucky I am to have such a wonderful opportunity to do what I want to do and what I want in life. 

PS: my daily reminder is “ The world belongs to the strong.”