Shanxi Railway Tower
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Finally the car came and I was not about to get in with him, no matter how short the ride was.
As I was walking away with the students (who both happened to be male) Howard implied that I wanted a "boy for each arm", and that that was the reason why I didn't want to ride in the car with them. Actually, I couldn't stand to be near him anymore.
In the museum Young, one of the students, and I went through the museum and avoided ...
... nodding off while simultaneously keeping one eye open, in case the train arrived. When it finally did, the walk over to the track woke me right back up and I had a terrible time getting back to sleep. Eventually, I managed to drift off here and there throughout the night.
In the morning, I went straight to the Qiao Family Courtyard. I had a tough time finding bus 611 that went to the bus station I needed (Jiannan). Eventually, I got there, and I ...
... ourselves somewhere to park for the night.
It was an old mud and brick village called Dayu. There were still some houses occupied but a lot were empty and in ruins. We found out later that as the elders died and the young people moved away, the town was slowly dying. No different to little places elsewhere, I suppose.
We were quite a novelty, ...
... It makes me think, if I would of acted purely on emotion, we probably would have been back home right now!!!
Looking back I have never been more proud of myself for seeing something through. Those cheesy inspirational quotes are right: "If 'Plan A' doesn't work, there are 25 more letters in the alphabet. Stay cool!"
12 weeks and 5 days later, I am filled with joy knowing I stuck to it. I asked for help and ...
... not been the case.
We have gone through so much, that I feel like we can take anything on!
It is these defining, crucial moments in life where you realize, 'Hey, I'm changing and it's for the better!' What more could my spiritual self ask for? Without struggle you have complacency. Life is never easy, so why get your panties in a bunch when things don't go according to plan?
On that note, I have ...