In a month’s time (hopefully), I will graduate from university. This means I will also be graduating from Young Post as I will no longer be “young” enough.
To me, leaving school is a scary vision. It means I have to take ownership of my finances, my responsibilities, and most importantly, my time. Soon I will no longer live by the weekly timetables assigned to me; I will organise my own schedule and life.
Learning is about improving your knowledge and character, but working is about improving a company or an environment through another form of dedication. The two lifestyles are so drastically different that just thinking about the big change causes me stress (and excitement)!
I know it might sound like a cliché, but time has gone by so quickly. I interned at Young Post four years ago and then entered HKU.
The four years since then have been a blur. I spent some time in Shanghai, as well as in Spain, but most of my university life was spent inside the white walls of the architecture studios, and that is the place where I did most of my growing-up.
Studying architecture toughened me a lot, but the hardest – and indeed, most rewarding – part was how much I discovered about myself as a student, designer, and a friend.
My degree has really helped me to see the world differently, and I am grateful for all my triumphs – and even my struggles – because they helped me understand that everything happens for a reason, and everything is meant to come to an end – just as school is for me right now, at least temporarily.
Lastly, I would like to take this chance to thank everyone who has supported or inspired my columns in the past years. And of course, thank you, Young Post!