It’s been 2.5 months since I left home and Mei to work in NYC. Along the way I’ve gained invaluable experience, innumerable friendships, and indescribable insights.
I delved deep into my past and initially hesitantly bared an honest myself to strangers, a majority of whom reciprocated with a sense of respect for where I came from and what I had sacrificed. They in turn opened up and allowed me into their lives, professional and personal. I am honored and privileged to call many of them friends - Max Bennett, Tuan Pham, Jason Krigsfeld, Jenna Lee, KJ Singh, Jack Downey, Alejandro Russo, Florent Peyre, Matt Pestritto, Jamyn Edis, Ryan Melogy, and so so many others.
I left London poor in direction and possible exits. I go back wealthy in friendships, memories, and optimism.