On the last pic from left to right: Mwamba (from Zambia), Gaoqi, me, Zhenfan, and Wang Shuang (the others all from China).
Wang Shuang organized the day w/ us leaving from Tianjin on a 6:17am train (got up @ 4:43am 2 his phone call making sure I was awake…yeah he was extra excited).
Back home I’m usually the one doing the planning, but I have a much more chill/go with the flow demeanor in China.
It’s a good thing I think, b/c I’ve learned that some of the most interesting adventures are the ones where I just accept the invitation, and if nothing else, I’ve grown to accept things that are out of my control as part of the norm of my life in China.
I used to resist & try to force things into a plan that makes sense to me, but I’ve long ago tossed that aside.
Life is good :)
About the Author:
Kelicia Hollis is Detroit-born, Arkansas-raised writer, speaker and educator. She completed her B.A. in Creative Writing from Columbia University, her M.A. in Higher Education from the University of Michigan. Hollis, a 2014-2015 Fulbright Scholar, is currently President and CEO of Polyglot International Ventures Inc. in Little Rock, a foreign language services firm. Learn more at www.polyglotnation.com, and connect with her at www.keliciahollis.com.