I think open mind is so important for people to live in US. This feeling is getting stronger and more clearer.
When I came in US last year, I thought the life in US is interesting and exciting.
However, after time passed, felt it is boring as in China. Started to close my mind and just live in my small world. I didn’t pay more attention in studying knowledge,didn’ t have more communication with my professors,didn’t realize that how important they are. Now, I felt regret about my first year study.
I need to change my situation include my study and life. To my life, I will try to get up earlier than before, and keep exercising everyday morning. To my study, I will try to force me to study more carefully. Not for professors, families, just for myself, for my respect. Because I really need it.
Started to have open mind and face a new group, new friends from different backgrounds, interesting. I like it. I enjoy talking with them about different things no matter I know or not. I can be one audience, and I also can be a speaker, I like to say my opinion, I like to ask friends’ thoughts, I like to discuss the difference between eastern culture and western culture.So funny. After I can talk with my new friends for a long time, half one hour, one hour, two hours, felt too exciting and comfortable.Those talks can give me huge energy and confidence. It can prove that I can handle the talk with foreign friends, I can find the common topic with foreign friends, I can understand what they think and what they speak.
Today knew a new friend who has half Japanese blood and half Germany-American blood. That girl is so hot and sexy. I like her so much, very nice talking with her. She know a little Japanese, but she did not like the culture about Japan. She like the American culture, although she looks like an Asian girl, but in her mind, of course, she is one American girl. really American. We discussed about the different cultures, felt happy.
I like the meeting in the Saturday morning. I start to adapt to pray for the God, I really pray carefully, for family, for me, I want everything is going well, especially about my parents. Every time after meeting, that is the time to social , to know different people. I remembered that when I first to take part in this meeting, I felt uncomfortable about the meeting, about the small talk after the meeting, because I did not know how to talk with other strangers, how to find the common topics for talks, how to introduce myself for them. Now, I make it.If they give me one hug, yeah, I will reply the hug with them. If they say hi to me, yeah, I will reply hi to them. If they ask me where I com from, what I do, what major I am in the university, which direction I will go for in future, I will reply for the similar questions with them. Curious is significant, it is the key to go into new friends mind. Just because I want to know them, and I want to let them know me, so I absolutely talk ,talk, talk with different people.If I know one new friend in one time, I think I get big treasure. I need to keep the friendly relationship with the friends who I have been known, and I also need to know at least one new friend. I feel that if I continue to do this and I keep it as my habit, I will be more brave and more confident.
I will not live in my small world, just talk with my Chinese friends and watch Chinese TV shows. So stupid. I will have a huge, new, different community, I will keep the friendly relationship with some friends who I like and trust. I should continue to force myself and make new friends. Anyway, I think I start to adapt it , accept it, and want to have it.