I hate being nostalgic but realizing that I’m in the middle of the year already, I couldn’t help but thinking how time flies really fast and how my life has changed over the years. I just read a blog post told by Christa about her life “5 Years Ago“, I think it’s a nice idea for me to write. So, here we go…
Where was I?
I was back in my Southern German hometown after my study. I lived in a ground-floor apartment with a bit share of garden, which I really loved. On Sundays, I took a walk in the forest which is very close to my place.
I still can remember the very white and cozy winter I had there, my apartment had a floor-length window which provided me with a lot of sunshine. It’s really nice in summer too. I was in my early adulthood, busy as always, but content.
What did I do?
Beside working a lot, I remember that I somehow developed my cooking skill. I watched a lot of YouTube cooking tutorials and cooked dinner everyday. I learned to cook many Korean dishes, various Italian pasta sauces and many other delicious meals. The hunt for Korean ingredients was a joyous time and cooking has become a great passion. I thought for a second to do a cooking blog, but my kitchen was so tiny and I didn’t have much time and courage. Instead, I started a new hobby and habit: inviting friends for dinner. I love having people coming around to my table to enjoy good food and good conversations. BBQing in the garden was a huge deal in summer, sometimes we drive to the lake to swim and grill.
Where did I move toward to?
Beside working and cooking, I was preparing for graduate college. I didn’t really have much in mind of which school I want to join and how on earth am I gonna fund it 😀
But I just moved forward anyway while saving money. Just 2 weeks after I sent my application I got a letter of acceptance and so I went back to the university. I was really sad leaving my green and rolling city but I was also excited to learn more stuff and to be drown in books and papers. I loved to study, heck, I still love to study. As I entered the fabulous school, my passion in Economics bloomed again — and somehow I knew, I was on the right track.
I hope in five years from now, my works in Economics can contribute a thing or two to the world. Oh, one step of a time!