This time last year I started writing a sort of diary on my phone in the notes section. I was writing about my feelings before going to China, leaving my friends and family, mixed emotions and the expectations I had. Re-reading it a year later, I realized how I wish someone would’ve told me that everything will be alright in the end. I was going through the lines just thinking „poor me!”. So for all my firsties and all firsties out there, or just for anyone leaving their home at an early age, here are some things I wish I had known myself before leaving home.