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Photographed by Amy Zhang
Photographed by Amy Zhang

It was my 23rd birthday just a couple of days ago and shortly before midnight, my roommate asked me a question I’ve never been asked before: What do you want to achieve in within your next year of life? One might think this would be quite a common question, but especially recently everyone just asked me about my plans for my career etc. So I thought, maybe it’s time to think of wishes and plans that have nothing to do with my career and that’s how I came up with this list. There are quite a few career things on the list (I can’t help it!), but a lot more personal things:

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How studying abroad changed me

Adapted from original: “Reading” byMoyan Bren, used under CC BY
Adapted from original: “Reading” by Moyan Bren, used under CC BY

First of all, the obvious things: My appearance changed. I lost weight, my hair is lighter and longer and I looked more tanned in the end. The latter vanished pretty quickly and, unfortunately, it seems like the weight thing is changing back, too. So I guess, changes in appearance don’t count 😀

What does count though, is the change in my attitude, the way I perceive myself, and the way others perceive me.

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