Henry Ford once said, "Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though it is hard to realize this." My personal experience that made me a bigger person was my worldwide traveling. "International" may be the exact word to describe myself. I am now very outgoing, but I used to be very timid. My introverted personality even prohibited me from asking where an item was in the supermarket. I moved to a different environment every three years because of my dad's job. Whenever he told me that I had to move again, I felt as if I were becoming aloof. I envied my friends who remained in one place having a place called "home". Living in different places with different cultures every three years made me feel like I had no place in this world. .
However, one day I realized international traveling positively impacted my life. Every time I moved, I got better at accommodating to a new setting and meeting new people. I learned how to use my Asian background as a beneficial tool and to see myself as a unique person rather than as a vagrant. Also, my personality changed from introverted to sociable. I developed a strong yen to know and learn about each person and their culture. .
I read a great poem in Chicken Soup for the Christian's Soul. It goes, "One day I was walking down the street and saw this poor girl. She was wearing rags. I asked God, How come you aren't helping this girl?' God replied, That's why I made you.'" This finally made me realize I am important. I was created to help others and to serve them using the skills God has given me. Then I began to wonder what it was that God has blessed me with, and that was my international traveling. .
In order to use this skill that God has provided, I asked myself what I really want to do with my life. Although my dream was to become a doctor staying in one place called "home," after reading this poem, I realized what I really want to do is to become a doctor in third world countries.