I hope everyone had an awesome American Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday! Back in Canada I used to be the type who would stay up all night in hopes of snagging a deal. Now that I’m in Hong Kong where Black Friday doesn’t exist, I miss experiencing the adrenaline of these massive sale events. Fortunately, East Dane and a few of my other favourite online stores offer free worldwide shipping, so I didn’t completely miss out on all the fun.
I haven’t worn this Versace x H&M tee for over 3 years. It’s a rather eccentric piece, so I feel that I have to cover it up with a layer. Last time I wore it was to a bar and I paired it with a basic black blazer. In these photos I wore it with a moto vest for a more rocker feel. As much as I like vests, I never used to wear them much in Canada because it was always too cold. I’m thankful for the current 20-25 degree weather in Hong Kong as it has given me more opportunities to wear the vests that I used to neglect.
Yesterday marked my two months of being in Hong Kong. The one word that I would use to describe my current life is non-stop. Although it’s only been 2 months, I feel like I’ve been here for half a year because things have been happening at such a fast-paced. I have learned more at work in the past month than I ever did at my old job where I was employed for a year. I have made more friends in the past two months in Hong Kong than I have in the last two years in Vancouver. I feel so blessed to have encountered the people and circumstances that I am now surrounded with. Of course, this all comes at a price – I’m so so so tired. On weekdays I usually leave the house before 8am and I get home at about 9pm (if I don’t go out for dinner after). On weekend nights I tend to have breakfast before heading home (overnight hangouts are the norm here). I now truly understand what it means to “work hard play hard” . But although I’m perpetually exhausted, I can’t be more pleased with where my personal and professional lives seem to be heading – and this is all just the beginning!
There’s still much more room for improvement though. First of all, my struggle with time management has really made me want to pull out my hair at times. Working 50 hours/week and freelancing (I’m a freelance web developer) is already heavy enough, yet I still want to leave my weekends open for my friends and family. Due to this, my blogging and social media schedule has unfortunately fallen apart. I would love to be able to make more time for this hobby of mine and I’m constantly trying new ways to manage my time. If you have any tips and suggestions for time management, I would be happy to hear them!