a clear mind
I want to leave the student in me behind; not the ability to learn and be kind thoughtful rather the persistence of stress, time management, and sided thinking. I don’t want to be stubborn, to think of this as a classroom. With that thinking, I lose some of my freedom and become defiant to the insights of my peers and teachers. Rather, I want to enter with a clear mind so to foster insightful, thoughtful, and present being. I want to leave behind as much prejudice as I can while absorbing and learning from all each opportunity offers. I want this to be for me. I want to learn from and understand different perspectives more than I am listening to the proposed methods of doing so by those from my own culture. That being said, I don’t want to be ignorant to the perspectives of my peers and teachers, there is a time and place for that too.
I am excited; but not ecstatic and I should be. I miss home and the summer that has just begun but I need to leave that behind above all. Only then can I be fully present here.