From here, where am I going?
Well for starters, I'm going to Copenhagen and Berlin for a couple of weeks to visit my boyfriend and to study the architecture before classes start at Cornell. I've already learned some basic Danish, like:
"Mit navn er Katie og jeg er nitten år. Jeg kommer fra Amerika. Glad for at møde dig"
(My name is Katie and I'm nineteen year's old. I come from America. Nice to meet you),
"Jeg kan lide at tegner bygninger fordi jeg vil være arkitekt",
(I like drawing buildings because I want to be an architect).
"Jeg vil lære arkitektur på Cornell Universitet"
(I will study architecture at Cornell University)
My boyfriend's been teaching me and so far, I have to say it's pretty easy to absorb.
After that, it's time to get busy and go to Cornell for architecture school. I plan on visiting Japan again sometime in the future, maybe for the 2020 Olympics! I'm sure I will find a way to incorporate my knowledge of Japanese into my job as well. If anything, this gap year taught me that being open to change is a good thing.