I believe in walking while watching because it led me to the right track. Aside from the achievement of my physical fitness goal, walking while watching also led me to adjust well to a new journey in my life, that of studying abroad on my own. Even if to this exact day, I can still clearly remember that on the second day after my high school graduation, after we had a decent dinner at home, my dad told me that I was going to study abroad and got accepted WVU.
I can't forget the serious expression on dad’ s face while he was talking to me, and the indescribable feeling of surprise when I heard the news. Before I heard it, I had no idea it would be a reality, even if we talked about me studying abroad after high school. Actually, we started talking about it when I was very little. It was my parents who filled out the applications, booked the flight tickets, basically set everything up without my knowledge. They explained it was both of their to keep it from me so I can concentrate well on my senior year and enjoy a memorable final year in high school just like other kids. For my parents, this was more important than making me worry about which college to attend.
True enough, had I known that I was studying abroad, I would probably have concentrated a lot less on my school life and the National College Entrance Examination, which was really kind of a big deal for high school students in China and poured my efforts the preparation for my studies abroad.
In two months, I finally arrived at Morgantown in the United States of America. Walking down the unfamiliar streets, buildings, and people around me, I watched my new world unfold. I had nobody to rely on but myself. I had to familiarize myself with the routines. I missed my student orientation because I missed my bus, not knowing its schedule yet. I was very lonely and homesick. Initially, I began questioning myself if I can overcome all the trials and challenges in my journey.
Was it a mistake coming to the United States and will I ever go back on track?
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