Blog 29 | 4 Decisions

This has been very true throughout my whole life. There are 4 really important decisions that I've made in life. I wouldn't be where I am today if I didn't make any of them. 

[1] First I decided to get my bachelors in the US. I didn't just hangout with Chinese speaking people, but I also hung out with a lot of Americans. My English level wouldn't be so close to native if I didn't do that.

[2] Next I studied abroad in Hong Kong. I already spoke a little Cantonese, but that trip brought it up to the next level, since I was forced to use it on a daily basis. I challenged myself to two classes that were taught in Cantonese only.

[3] After I graduated, I decided to move to New York City. I didn't have a job, but I found one after I got there. How? I walked straight into Uniqlo and asked to see the HR manager and got an interview.

[4] Lastly, after leaving the US, I again moved to Hong Kong, without a job offer. But some luck and help from my past experiences landed me my first step into my career.

I keep trying to convince people around me to not be scared, and that it's doable. The reason why I'm so brave is because I got it from my mother. She decided to pursue her PHD in the US at a very late age in her 40's. At that time I was only 8 years old, and my brother 4 years old. My mom single handedly took care of both of us in a country she's never been to, and also completed her PHD degree. 

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - 
I took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference.

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