A Brief Introduction

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Written on January 25, 2017 by Jesse Jia

So…. It’s been some time now and I’ve realized that I haven’t properly introduced myself.

Let’s begin!

Who am I?

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My name is Jesse Jia and I’ve been fortunate enough to visit over 20 different countries. All thanks to the support I’ve received from family. I am what you call a first generation Canadian, meaning my parents both immigrated into Canada. As a result, I was born and raised in Canada, just outside of Toronto to be exact. Luckily, I grew up in a safe and welcoming area and have nothing negative to say about my hometown. It will always be my “home”.

Introduction

Currently (at the time this was published) I am a full time engineering student at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. A month into my final semester of 2nd year and a week before my 20th birthday, I have never felt so old. The future has never felt so cloudy. A feeling of uncertainty on one hand but also an approval of freedom on the other.

I’ve always felt as if by the time a person reaches 20, they will already have their life planned out, the IMPORTANT parts at least. Things such as: A Dream job? Where they want live? Or even spend the rest of their lives! Or any sort of plan for that matter.

Currently, I have no idea. No clue where I want to end up.

But that’s what makes the story so interesting, I can make it up as I go. Which is exactly what my “plan” is!

So here you’ll find my story…

Why are you blogging?

Well…. That’s a great question!

I’ve always wanted to travel across the world and eventually I believe I will. But this blog serves more than stories for you guys, it is also a reminder of the promise I made to myself. I want to share my life with everybody. Right now, we live in a very social world with communicating being so easy. There’s no hiding from it, so why not embrace it?

I was never the type of person to post on Facebook, tweet on twitter and definitely not create a video on YouTube. Honestly, I was shocked when I even SIGNED UP for Instagram.

Though, since then I’ve realized that everybody has to adapt, no matter how uncomfortable it may be. So this is my current self; nervous and reluctant to share much of anything. As a matter a fact, I didn’t even share my first article post. WHY? Because I was scared.

So long story short, I’m blogging with the intention of becoming the carefree, confident person I want to be while living my dream.

I hope you guys enjoy!

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