These few days I've really been given many great opportunities that have pointed me onto a possible pathway that I might want to take in terms of my future career, and I'm really lucky to have met some people who really care enough to ask me the important questions. One of which is 'what are you going to do after this?'. To be sure, I don't really know how life is going to change after this exchange is over and I'm back in Australia. I really can't exactly be sure of how much I've changed, how much everyone else has changed, and how I'm going to have to adapt in order to fit into my normal everyday routine again.
Perhaps the changes that have happened to me over the past 6 months could cause me to have to change my daily routine, have a new lease on life, and live life in a whole new perspective. Although being in Australia is pretty boring for me, being away from where the music happens and all, I'm grateful for the isolation and the closure that it gives me. It's made me who I am today, and I'm really appreciative of how I've been able to form my own ideas about things, and discover things and see things in ways that other's have never thought of.
But anyway, I'm really happy to have found some people who wholeheartedly support my decision no matter what it be. Although they themselves may not have any answers for me; they've seen first hand how much this music means to me, a side of me that others have never really seen before, and they've really helped to nudge me in the right direction (or what I feel is the right direction) for my future. And everything that has happened to me so far, meeting all these awesome people involved in the music industry and gaining a more indepth understanding of it has made me realise that everything that I do has not gone to waste, and it's really reassuring to finally know that. So to these people, I would like to dedicate this song <听你说> by Freya Lin and Yu Kewei. I've made some lifelong friends on this exchange, and they've helped me realise that sometimes listening is more important than talking. So listen carefully to what those around you have to say, as well as what your heart and your mind are trying to tell you. You never know what you'll learn...
It's been my dream since I started getting to know more about Chinese music to be able to live in Taipei, and now I'm finally going to be able to! Starting from the 11th of February, I will be staying in Taipei for 139 days and hope to share parts of my experiences that may be helpful with readers everywhere! (Feb 2014)