These few years, I have learn a lot about life in a very personal way. While I have lost one of the most precious things in my life, I have also gained from the most challenging situation in life. The social, cultural and economic interaction made me appreciate my life beyond just working (and studying). I am content with my life, knowing that I am spending a little bit more time with my family and experiencing the unique cultural experiences with the amount of travel I am doing now.
The gift of nature, are a part of my life. I am proud of myself for overcoming the scare of height, the ability to say yes to adventure and the ability to move out from being an introvert, from someone who don't dare to speak in front of others to someone who can. I am sure there are more to come but I want to make sure that I learnt how to acknowledge who I am, despite there will be things that I am lacking.
You will see how others will question you along your path -two reasons: they are interested at what you are doing OR they have problem or questions on how you are doing it and that is fine. I always get the question on what I am interested in and the real answer is I am always perfecting the dimension of my interests. As life goes by, maybe you have the same experiences as me, you will have more interests and now, it is the question of balancing time for your interests.
People will always be people. Everyone has an agenda of their own of what they want to achieve. It is important to have a medium that overlaps and that creates opportunities to work together. It is also important to note, although the agenda might not aligned today, it maybe in the future. So, don't push others aside. We work as a community, to build our future together.
I urge everyone to come forward to build a lively communities, that we can tap on each other's interests and expertise to support the massive needs of our growing global communities.
Felicia Loo is a food science graduate from UBC. With an interest in food marketing, she explores how food products are created, marketed, and distributed toward an end users. Blogging about food became a must when she encounters interesting ideas about food products. She seeks for ideas and opportunities to work together.