和平 and Embracing Life

My friend who is studying abroad in China had the opportunity to interview First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama last week. The Interview is part of the First Lady’s much-publicized trip to China. The interviewer, Jeffery Wood is a Gilman Scholar and part of the White House’s 10,000 US-China Strong initiative. You can watch the interview here. I’m so proud of him and all he’s done since freshman year. Definitely one of the people in my life that keep me motivated.

Upon reflecting on his experience in China, Jeff wrote about it in his blog here. A quote from his blog that resonated with me:

“It was always put in my head that you don’t want to see boastful when achieving something.”

She said “Don’t ever say ‘why me?’ say ‘why not me?’… I earned it, deserved it, and you are a great person. ” ❤️