Life Manager

I’ve never noticed the term “life manager” until I came across this during my internship, doing a local adaptation for a foreign brand in China. The company sounds nice and the job sounds fun, however to me, it’s not much of a difference.

Why suddenly thought of “life manager”? Life managers are supposed to be able to manage their lives very well, balance work and life, focus on the essence of life and not something superficial. Since I got to China last year, life has been ridiculously hectic. I don’t think it’s because I’m inefficient, but for some reasons there are just too many things going on. I blogged on average twice a month. I went out for meals but I didn’t quite enjoy it that much. A lot of time I finished my meal in 5-10 minutes – always on the go, on the road, on the fly. Is this what I’m looking for? I don’t think so. I hate idling too much but I don’t think I want to live like this for long.

Another day, I went to “” – a food blog address that somehow got written down on a piece of napkin and got discovered again. I saw the food pictures on there and all of a sudden I was in shock. How long has it been? How long has it been since I last took nice picture of food or blogged about restaurant?! I guess it’s been almost a year as well. I felt I’ve lost myself. Don’t have time for anything, not even gym. So, I gradually started jogging a bit in the past few days.

Maybe there is something wrong with me… I don’t know why I feel so tired these days. No much appetite for anything. It’s quite scary that I see the image of an old woman in myself – an old lady who doesn’t feel like doing anything, feeling negative and complaining all day.

A friend felt kinda down lately because of career and lack of love life. I don’t know what to say about that. I believe one has to embrace changes – if you are not satisfied, get up and walk around, read something, do something different. Maybe, drive on a road that you have never been on before. 窮則變, 變則通. Although it’s always easier to say than to do. Just don’t get stuck in inertia. When you see something that you want, go for it. The key is to know what YOU want and not what the society/someone else think what you should have.

Life in Shanghai sometimes feels a bit unreal. I never expect something would happen/turn out like this. There is up’s and down’s. 如人飲水,冷暖自知.

One thought on “Life Manager

  1. Sounds like a classic burn-out situation…Why not take a term off and travel the middle kindom? (don’t go to northwest right now though)

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