And so abruptly(that's the way it feels) my journey to Taiwan has ended. But I can safely with 100% certainty that I've enjoyed every single moment of my stay in Taiwan; be it the people, the places, the lifelong friendships I've established and of course, the music of Taiwan which will always have it's place in my heart.
It's been a great chance for me to reflect on what I want in life, and to start moving forward again. Before I left for Taiwan, I was in a rut and I just felt like it was okay to just stay where I was, to go with the flow and to let things stagnate for a while. But my journey to Taiwan has changed my perspective in life entirely, and let's just say it's definitely time to make some changes. Before leaving Taiwan I thought it would be a temporary escape for me from reality before I would have to go back to the same routine and do the same things that I do every day; school, work and such. But after arriving in Taiwan I slowly began to realise that if I were to let that happen, my entire experience in Taiwan would be wasted on me. What I achieved in Taiwan made many of my dreams come true, and I realise now that if I go back to that exhausted, tired, unhappy shell of myself that I was before, I would really be the biggest disappointment not only to myself, but to others around me (although some of them might not know it yet!). So I resolve to start moving forward, taking on a new attitude to life and giving it the best I've got. It's time to make some changes and I know it's got to be for the best.
I hope those of you who follow this blog got something out of it too. My days in Taiwan were filled with the greatest joy that I could ever imagine; I hope your exchange experience or even just your daily experiences can be filled with the same joy too. Thanks for reading and accompanying me on this very special journey!
P.S although I am no longer in Taiwan (for now), I will still continue updating a backlog of my concert and musical experiences during my stay in Taiwan, as well as some extra tidbits that you may find useful for when you visit Taiwan!
Thanks for reading!