I Never Expected to End up in China, but It Changed My Life (and Love) Forever (Pub’d on Ninglidating.com)

I Never Expected to End up in China, but It Changed My Life (and Love) Forever (Pub'd on Ninglidating.com)Ning Li of Ning Li Dating has just published a guest post I wrote for him titled I Never Expected to End up in China, but It Changed My Life (and Love) Forever. Here’s an excerpt from the full post:

China? You want to go to China?

I’ll never forget the way friends and family questioned me back in 1999 when I announced my decision to spend a year teaching English in Zhengzhou, China after my graduation that year. And who could blame them? Nothing about my life suggested all roads lead to China.

I studied environmental biology in college, minored in Spanish and chemistry, and the only foreign country I had ever lived in was Spain (when I studied abroad in Granada for a semester). I hadn’t spent my childhood dreaming of visits to the Great Wall or the Terracotta Warriors. I couldn’t even speak a word of Mandarin Chinese and hadn’t read much about Chinese history since my sophomore year in high school.

It was one of the craziest decisions I had ever made – a total detour from everything I had planned before.

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P.S.: Ning Li also penned a fantastic guest post for my blog titled She Broke My Heart and Saved My Life – the Cheerio Girl Story. It has attracted a ton of comments and Ning is even planning a part 2 to the story. Check it out!