Moving to America taught me the importance of popularity

20 years later, I’m still trying to unlearn it

Adulting in your 30s
4 min readSep 23, 2023

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When I was 12, I emigrated from Taiwan to Los Angeles.

I had always known I was moving “back” to the US. After all, I was born there, I spent summers there, and I had been learning English for as long as I could remember in preparation for the big move.

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Adulting in your 30s

Musings and self reflections of a 30 something who feels like an adult but a kid at the same time