Lately, I've been taking on so many roles here in Xiamen. Friend, student, teacher, "mommy", local, foreigner, it's just overwhelming. Sometimes I feel like it's too much for me to handle, but at the same time it is helping me grow beyond my initial expectations. I feel like there's so much more that I can do, but part of me is proud that I've been given more serious designations. As a teacher, I feel like I have this responsibility to be a good educator who can be friendly yet strict, but also inspiring. As a "mommy"-figure, I am touched that some of my friends see me as a kind of person who can take care of them and looks out for them. Well, as a foreign local, there's nothing much I can do about that as I am a Chinese who was born and raised in another country. I feel like somebody who fits in yet stands out.
Taking on heavier responsibilities, becoming more independent, learning and experiencing and growing...there's so much to life that's both exciting and scary. Well, if the glasses fit, why not?
P.S. Don't mind the barefoot me. Lol. My feet are so noticeably small~ meh.