It’s weird. I drink my coffee without sugar now. I’m not scared of big cities. I’m not scared of attempting to speak a language my knowledge barely scratches the surface of. Wandering around on my own no longer makes me feel small and irrelevant, like I could be tossed aside by a mere look of disdain. I am learning to say no. I am learning to go where I want, do what I want. I am learning to enjoy life. And I am learning to speak up for myself… all simply by pushing myself out of my comfort zone. All clichés are true and that’s why people rely on them so much. Pick yourself up and get something done, even if it’s just gathering sufficient energy to throw on some clothes and finally leaving your room. Go explore, everywhere is an adventure. It’ll pay off.