Hello from Taiwan!
A couple days since landing in Taipei, I now find myself in Kaohsiung for one more week of vacation before starting my internship.
Despite my personal failed attempts at apartment hunting, ultimately thanks to Hsuan, I managed to lock down what seems to be a fantastic studio in Da’an District for at least the next seven months. While I have yet to decide which city to reside in for the remaining seven months of my fourteen total months in Taiwan, considering the arduous apartment hunting process, I am rethinking my plan to relocate to Taichung within this year. If only I didn’t have to return to DC…
And that’s the thing. When packing for this trip, I realized maybe I do want a place to call home. Having relocated so many times within these past few years, I have been wondering if that youthful ambition to live rather nomadically is expiring. With this year in Taiwan, will I finally find the place I am most satisfied living in? The place I will want to call home?
A growing part of me is craving some more stability, which turns out not to be overrated after all. I mean, I will always want to travel and see more of the world, but in the end, I want to be able to have a place to come home to and, well, settle down. The me of even a year ago likely would have scoffed at such an idea. Me? Settling down?
Ah, well, there’s so much more I could say about this, but for now, I will try to simply enjoy my time here and go for it.
Year in Taiwan—let’s do this.