|| End of Exchange 🇸🇬 || || Personal Reflections ❤️ || "When you're alone, especially while travelling, it can be argued that you're either in your comfort zone, or out of it." I understand that this is only exchange and not some permanent solo venture but over the past few weeks and even months, I have brought myself to be out of my comfort zone many times..at times deliberately..sometimes by accident.
Because I felt that..only then, can you truly experience something different and learn from it even more. "At the same time.. I could also experience the taste of wanderlust that I have always yearned for." It has been a thoroughly gratifying, fulfilling and at times tiring experience. This is not the army, nor is it work, nor is it all about studying. "You are allowed to be flexible with your plans and do whatever you like with your free time." Exchange has always been tagged with the perception of fun but personally, it symbolizes something more. This is more about finding back the direction and motivation that I kinda lost before my exchange. (Especially after some shifts in priorities and beliefs that have shaped me thus far in my life which I had not expected.) Being out of my comfort zone several times has allowed me to find it back, have my mind refreshed and soul reinvigorated... and now I just can't wait to be back!
The past few months have made me realise how fortunate I am to be able to have my exchange let alone travel even more. And also, to be staying in the safe haven of Singapore. Learning about different cultures, making mistakes (some costly ones) and having new friends along the way, is a whole different ball game and it has been so enlightening. I'm really glad to have a taste of this experience.
After 6 months of recalibration..It's time for a fresh start..to dig deep and work hard again^ I never expected this past 6 months to be so unique, crazy and fun. What a ride it has been and thanks for all the amazing memories Europe ❤️ And sure enough...I firmly promise myself that this won't be the last of my wanderlust^
Memories made. ✔️
Lessons learnt. ✔️
Soul searching achieved. ✔️ What an amazing exchange.