國立雲林科技大學 國際管理學士學位學程 蘇同學
I meet a better myself in Italy
Standing at the end, I looked back. This trip to Italy for five months seemed like a short period, but it made me meet myself better.
In Taiwan, even though university courses are arranged by students on their own,due to the pressure of credits, honestly there is not much free time. But in Italy it is not necessary to take the work home, there will be a lot of time after work. While enjoying more freedom, I need to be more autonomous in arranging time and schedules, learning to arrange work, study, and daily time for various trivial matters, making full use of my day. Also because there is not much pressure in life, I can examine and think about my views on things and plans, so I found a lot of self traits that I was used to, but in the eyes
of others. I have also accumulated a lot in my heart. The original puzzlement about the future workplace and the eagerness to seek good things gradually adjusted in this half year.
In Italy, everyone has different faces and different styles. Unlike us, we have a more consistent aesthetic view. Here, as long as you have confidence, you are beautiful. There is no certain standard to make everyone more comfortable to dress themselves in a favorite way, instead of the popular form. I like this atmosphere and attitude very much.
For me, living with six previously unfamiliar people is a special experience. From the eyes of other people, you can find your strengths and weaknesses, and from the conversation and the attitude of dealing with difficulties, you can find that people from the same country have very different attitudes and habits. At the same time, when I see the friction in interpersonal relationships, I can reflect on the ability I lack. We need to learn to communicate, tolerate each other's habits, and to respect different opinions, and strive to learn to express our opinions in a way that the other party can accept. In my home in Italy, because I have cooking ability, I mainly work as a chef. The first time I cook for seven people, including myself, is stressful at first. Because we are all students and don't have much financial ability, I learned to control the budget accurately, and
even had to balance nutrition. I tried to let picky eaters eat what they didn't like.
This half-year experience was really special. I encountered many people and many things. I left the familiar environment, learned a new language, and learned about a different culture. There are many growths in ability and soul, and I feel very fulfilled. Italians know how to enjoy life. They taught me that life is not just work or study. It is also important to enjoy life. I picked up the habit of "reading" that was sacrificed for study, and tried to make time to talk to myself, listening to my heart, not being replaced by matter, and becoming a person in a vast sea of people. Great conversion. Looking back, I met a better myself in Italy and brought her back to Taiwan to continue my life.