Its a New Year – What’s the Plan?
I’m really so excited for this year. One cool thing I heard from my friend QY on her Facebook is we are at the beginning of a new “cycle” (cycle of what, I’m not too sure) – but here it goes:
2016 = 2 + 0 + 1 + 6 = 9
2017 = 2 + 0 + 1 + 7 = 10 (or ZERO if you only do a 10 year loop)
So it is a new cycle, even better than a new year. And for me, that kinda makes sense – I have been in China now for almost 10 years, this year, 2017, is my 10th year over here.
I remember the “foggy memories” of coming over here, landing at the Hong Kong airport (I was sitting next to a addicted smoker who got caught smoking in the bathroom twice on the flight!) and just so overwhelmed on where to go.
I had no freaking idea I’d still be in China ten years later. The plan was to spend a year (or less) to develop the sourcing operations, build a team, and then, go to another country for international expansion. China has been more challenging than anticipated 😉
This blog is also turning 10 years old this year, started it right when I quit my Wall Street job in March 2017 to document the journey.
So I agree with QY’s idea of being in a new cycle, not sure if that means a 10 year cycle, or just because 2 + 0 + 1 + 7 ends with a zero when you sum it up, but I’ll take it.
Hope it inspires you to also think of it an even EXTRA fresh start on top of the already new year.