My name is Noel De Martín Fernández, I am 22 years old, and I’m going to Taiwan for several months. If someone told me this one month ago, simply I wouldn’t have believed it. However, here I am, 3 days before leaving, and I still haven’t started packing!
Before going on, let me talk a bit about me. I have always lived in Mataró (close from Barcelona), and I’ve never been away from home more than one week, except for holidays. The only time I’ve left my country was to be 3 weeks in London. As for my work experience, I graduated in informatics in the UAB one year ago, and since then I’ve been exploring the enterpreneurship world with some colleagues. For personal reasons and working perspective, I had thought to keep on studying and widen my knowledge in the university. But as normally things aren’t just black or white, I recently found a chance that totally broke my plans. TORO was offering me the chance to travel for maybe 5 months to Taiwan, with the big extra of coming back afterwards to Barcelona and work here.
from Mataró (Spain) to Taipei (Taiwan) ther are 10,329 kilometers
Reading this might cause different reactions: “That’s a great chance, he did well in accepting it“, “Taiwan is toooo far, and he totally lacks experience, I wouldn’t do it“, “He’d better thik about it, depending on the conditions“, etc. The first think that came to my head was a big joy and I was anxious about doing it, but soon I started to be doubtful. It was a decision that would affect me a lot in the future, It could either end very well, or terribly wrong. It was a quick decision I had to take relatively fast. And finally I chose not to miss this chance, and give the best of myself.
After thinking a lot about that my conclusion is that it is necessary to seize the opportunity, to put all doubts aside and know how to take the best of any situation. I hope to keep on explaining my experience in Taiwan together with my colleagues, with all the surprises that we will find and the adventures we will live. The final idea I want to transmit is that, do not regret the things you have done, but those you didn’t.
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