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Just like that our time in Taiyuan is coming to an end. Wednesday morning we jet off to Hong Kong to Celebrate the Chinese New Year! (Year of the Goat--My Birth Year!)
We arrived November 22, almost three months has passed since we got here, and it has been one crazy ride. When we first arrived we definitely had culture shock. I cried almost everyday for a week, I looked up flights almost every day for that week, ...
... the weather, we slowly walked passed every stall, stopping for things we were interested in and of course to take pictures with locals. The mild form of celebrity based on my skin color is something I don't think I will ever get used to. It was a much needed, fun night out!
Ben met up with us after his late part-time class and we all finished up at the night market and headed to this fancy bar. Foreigners got their ...
... take away from 2014, it would be that life is now!
Sounds really cliche, but it screams the truth! You can't enjoy the moment you are in right now if you are not fully immersed in it. Self-awareness is the key to happiness! Learning this lesson across the seas and away from anything comfortable was the greatest ...
... most of it!
We have come to learn that Calgary really isn't as bad as we have ever made it out to be. It's the city that harbours everyone we love. And because of that, we are so thankful to call it our home base. Christmas wasn't the same without our loved ones. We miss you all so dearly, and love you all so incredibly much. We hope your Christmas was filled with love, laughter, joy ...
... in a million years did I think it would be in China. But here we are, and the kids are amazing. I want to take them all home with me.
I have little terror and his 'English name' is Dragon... yes you read that right. Hahaha!!
We will be leaving to get new visas this week! So expect some more blogs very soon!