Choose where you want to go.

Choose where YOU want to go.

It’s seems like a fairly simple task, but in reality it can be pretty difficult to do.

Thankfully, I was able to attend one of the meetings at Second wind Cafe and I learned a lot about places that I didn’t really know much about!

On the day of the meeting, I got lost but it was a really funny situation! How can you get lost on campus corner? I don’t know how but I did.  I feel like I switch from being and extrovert to an introvert frequently, so in saying that I was actually pretty nervous to go to the meeting and meet new friends. I was nervous but I still went, and I’m so happy that I did.

First of all, SECOND WIND CAFE IS SO COOL!

It’s like a cozy little living room in the middle campus corner, and their dirty chai tea lattes are great!

The moment I walked in I felt a sense of community, and it was great.

CHILE.

ARGENTINA.

COLOMBIA.

SPAIN.

I felt so comfortable talking to all of those great people about my dreams, my goals, and in the end what I want for myself. It was comforting. Sometimes I feel like it is difficult for me to talk about these things with my family members because they don’t really understand the benefits of studying abroad. My parents are both excited for the opportunity, but are really uneasy about me leaving the country.  So rather than speak to them about it, sometimes I feel like I have to hold it in and confide in friends instead. I feel like it is going to be a learning experience for not only myself, but my parents as well. I have to go for my dreams, and I can’t let others choose them for me.

I think its time to be a little SELFISH.

I don’t know why it is so hard for me to be selfish. I just care a lot, and always want to make sure that everyone is happy.

REALIZATION: I may also be a people pleaser. Yikes.

But in the end of my life, I don’t want to look back and realize that I’ve been living for others rather than myself. IT’S TIME KATELYN, TREAT YO SELF.

With that being said, I’m really feeling Chile :0 , but also a little bit of Puebla.

No matter where I go, I know I will grow and learn even more about myself. I’m really excited to go on my own little adventure for myself.  Also, I feel so fortunate to have this opportunity. Who would’ve known that the same little girl who grew up not even knowing if she would ever pursue higher education is now finishing her first semester of college and discovering where in the world she wants to travel? I am so blessed.

I don’t know what’s next

but,

I’m ready.

or at least I think so.