Happy 2019, may your year be filled with growth, joy and everything else you hope for!
I’ve shed a few layers this year and learned some hard lessons, just like you reading this. 2019 will no doubt bring challenges, but it will also bring joy, excitement, and some of the best days of my life yet to happen.
It’s like I’ve finally crossed enough territory, that I can look back and see my footsteps with enough distance to understand it and make sense of it.
It was yet another rainy day and my cousin, my sister and I were having the time of our lives literally singing in the rain. I’m the one in the purple raincoat on the right, you can see the strain in my face as I tried to hit a high note to whatever song we were singing. This picture perfectly captures the playful innocence of child’s spirit.
2017 has been an amazing year. I knew there would be big changes for me in 2017. I was in the last year of my Working Holiday Visa in Australia. I either had to leave the country or beg a company to keep me around. There had been many changes to visas making it harder […]
“The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.”
“Feelings come and feelings go. There is no need to fear them and no need to crave them. Be open to your feelings and experience them while they are here. Then be open to the feelings that will come next. Your feelings are a part of your experience. Yet no mere feeling, however intense it may seem, is your permanent reality.”
It’s a strange thing to be an expat in Beijing. It’s almost like living in a fake world. A world where you can constantly reinvent yourself. A world where any relationships you may have will, unfortunately, rarely last.