Last year, I definitely was not involved in school. I'm a very shy person. I'm not quick to trying new things, especially when I'm on my own. When I look back, I feel like I wasted a whole year just studying and doing nothing else! This year, I'm slowly but surely trying to step out of my comfort zone to be a bit more "involved" at school.
Tee: H&M // Cardigan: Stitches // Pants: Gap // Flats: SODA
In order to be more involved, I went to one of my school's fellowship this week. One thing I realized for sure was that I was at a spiritual-low the past year. Most of my friends from my high school fellowship went to other universities so I lost that spiritual support I had from them. I wanted to go to my university fellowship since last year but I ended my classes much earlier than the time the fellowship was going to meet. 5 hour breaks are torture, especially when you can't leave the campus (I'll have to pay another bus fare because there's nothing within walking distance from the campus to do).
All in all, the fellowship was fun and I met some great new people! The ONLY problem was that the fellowship was Cantonese-speaking. I can understand and converse in Cantonese fine but I am gifted with the inability to read Chinese characters well. When lyrics and bible verses were written in only Chinese characters, it was difficult for me to understand because I only got bits and parts of it.
There's a Chinese proverb that my church pastor mentioned during his sermon once: A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. I will for sure attend fellowship more often during the school year but I'll have to check out some other ones. I just don't think I'll be able to grow spiritually in an environment where I can only understand about 80% of what they say. I need the 100%!