I’ve been thinking for quite some time now on how I should write this post. I know this post represents a big part of my life, another milestone. Having these 3 months off from school and work has made me dedicate my time to think about the rest of my life. There’s no more structure of what’s going to be next. There’s no high school or university to look forward to. There’s just a journey full of different paths to take. Whatever I do and whatever that happens with my life from now on are products of a hidden timeline that has yet to be revealed until I finally come across them face to face.
People might have wonder what I have been up to for the past few months or even when I got right back from exchange. I must say my exchange to Manchester turned my life around. The perspective I have on life changed and I grew to greatly appreciate what I have for the past 21 years of my life up to now. The most important change for me was the new found relationship I have with God. I was baptized when I was 1 years old but I never got the chance to practice my faith. When I moved to Canada, I attended Sunday masses and that was it. I never took the time to figure out the difference between the Old and New Testament, the stories behind the apostles and saints, among others. After experiencing life-changing challenges throughout the year 2011 and the most eye-opener one while I was on exchange and getting through it, I knew it was time to put myself in His hands and everything from then on is as sweet as it can be.
to recognize our complete dependence on God and give him thanks, doing all this not for the reward of religious experience, but simply out of earnest love for God. Then we’ll be prepared for religious experience. The rest is up to God.
And this brings us to now. I’m currently on a plane to Nuremberg with stop-overs in Toronto (to pick up my sister) and Dusseldorf. It is a start of a new chapter of my life – a journey that I’ve been picturing for a long time and has finally come. I’ll be leaving in Nuremberg for the next 6 months and I’m beyond excited and at the same time, totally scared. But what getting me through this is this quote: “It is during the uncomfortable times that we grow the most” and knowing me, I’m a big fan of growth and self-discovery because knowing who I am, what I value and what I stand up for are things that are really important to me. I’ll be working as a Product Marketing Intern with adidas by Stella McCartney. I’m super stoked with this position and I’m looking forward to meeting my team and working at the adidas headquarters in Herzogenaurach. Thank you to my loving and supportive family and friends. Taking the time to form better relationships with you all during the past 6 months was the best decision I’ve ever made. I will miss you all and especially my home, Vancouver, Richmond and the beautiful British Columbia. Continue to check out my blog for posts about my life in Germany for the next 6/7 months. Here comes Debbie, the explorer, signing off as the plane takes off.