26 August 2009

Today I meet the group—strange because the past week and a half has been spent solo, or with people who don’t know me very well.  I’m used to handling things by myself now, it will be strange seeing people I’ve known for more than a year, having someone else take over the trip planning.

As the plane touched down in Beijing yesterday, I realized how much I had been wanting to come to China, made evident by the movies I’ve watched and books I’ve read.  I don’t’ think it was much of a coincidence that I chose to live here for a year.  But it was always in the cards—don’t know if the movies/books are what made me want to come, or if they were what prepared me.  But here I am with a shit-eating grin on my face…