9 months I’ve been in Hong Kong, my
8 hours of sleep has slowly dwindled to
7, sometimes even less. I feel like there are about
6 things I try to do in a day:
One. Eat a good breakfast.
Two. Brainstorm & think of new and creative ideas.
Three. Organize my spaces at home and at work. (Keyword: “try”).
Four. Call, email or message a family member or a friend from home.
Six. Read before Z’s.
5 months from now, I’ll be getting ready to go home. The currently unimaginable, distant holiday season. I’m in the middle of reading
一．100% Perfect Girl, Haruki Murakami. A.K.A. 遇見100％的女孩 (The Chinese translation…with difficulty.)
二．The Marriage Plot, Jeffrey Eugenides.
三．Oglivy on Advertising, David Oglivy.
四．The Idea Writers – Copywriting in a New Media and Marketing Era, Teressa Iezzi.
3 months from now, I’ll be traveling to Vietnam with Mom!!! Since arriving in Hong Kong, I’ve had
2 different jobs –
First was teaching English and
Second (current job) is copywriting at an advertising agency.
1 question I came recently across really made me think. This question was:
“How will you be remembered?”
This one question sparked an infinite explosion of thoughts and subsequent questions.
How can I think in different and new ways? Can I do something big and important and worthwhile for the world? How do I do that the easy way? Is there an easy way? I need to stay motivated. Why am I suddenly getting a headache? I should just travel. I should start my own business. What would that business be? I shouldn’t be thinking about this now. I can’t help it! Why am I sitting at this desk? Get me out of here. Calm down. Do your work…I should travel, just up and leave…
I don’t want to look back and feel like I should or shouldn’t have done or said something. I don’t want to look back without anything to look back on. I don’t want to look back and feel dissatisfied. I don’t want to look back and feel like I’ve wasted my time.
I want to look back proudly at the mark I’ve made.
Success is not measured in numbers, but in self-fulfillment. So don’t waste your time counting.