After five years of roaming through the halls of TPS, Rose retires from her glorious TPSer throne. Rose has lived in Beijing for her entire life, and her life has been pretty straightforward in this transient city. She currently resides right behind a church where her father works. Born to a Chinese father, a Korean mother, being an older sister to a quirky yet loving younger sister, and taking care of a fluffy brown poodle dog, Rose is another “average” resident in this overly populated city.
She is an INFJ in Myers Briggs or a 6w5 in Enneagram, which clarifies her enigmatic personality to a certain degree. Rose fell in love with literature after she read Narnia with her father at a young age; she began to develop burning passion toward writing and hopes that in the future she will write great books that would inspire people like C.S. Lewis and Tolkien. In her high school years, to deal with loneliness, as many homeschoolers often experience as well, Rose also added photography, blogging, and videography to her long list of hobbies.
Her time at TPS has benefited her in many ways. Rose has met many incredible teachers, and loving, supportive friends whom she never imagined she would know. Of all of her teachers, Rose greatly admires Ms. Wood for her love toward literature and Mrs. Leake for her classy vibe and passion to Latin.
This fall Rose will be heading to St. John’s College in Annapolis, studying Liberal Arts. While the road ahead of her looks a little blurry and rocky at the moment, becoming a lawyer, working as a screenwriter, becoming the bestseller writer, owning a night fury, teaching at TPS, or opening up a library café in a Hutong are all potential destinations.
Keep that in your mind next time you see me doing something crazy.
This verse has been a great reminder for me whenever I was going through a hard time. Just like how Jesus pulled Peter out from the water when Peter cried out to him, I need to put my pride down and realize I need his help and cry out to him instead of endeavoring to figure it out on my own.
Also, make friends; make good friends with all kinds of people, your teacher, classmates, and your family when you have the chance, you won’t regret it. Because in the end, you won’t regret making too many friends but regret not making friends and building up memories when you had the chance.