Why This Blog Exists
This blog chronicles my experiences as a resident, a student and an observer here in China, my Motherland.
When I moved to China nearly two years ago to “get in touch with my roots”, I never expected to stay as long as I have. To keep me here even longer, I started graduate school for international development, thinking it was a wise step towards my future.
Though I suffer from an identity crisis, pollute my lungs with toxins in the air, deal daily with frustration due to crowds and authority figures, and feel farther away from my goals than ever, there is not an ounce of regret in my decision to stay put.
The lessons I learn, the people I meet, and the stories I hear make every day worthwhile. And it is these lessons, people and stories that I want to share with you! So stick around and see if China is anything like you expected. Because my feeling is it’s not.