Because I’VE TRIED EVERYTHING.
I’ve been in seemingly successful jobs where I had a corner office on the 60th floor where I watched the firework light show at the Hong Kong Victoria Harbour every night at 8pm, enjoyed lots of fringe benefits, and travelled internationally. Yet every morning, I dreaded taking my depleted body to work, felt like a zombie as my soul died bit by bit, day by day.
I’ve changed professions and experimented with jobs and workstyles I thought would be a better fit.
I was also a side hustler who has weird gigs outside of day jobs all the time.
I’ve even organised a service trip to India and Nepal to see if working for a non-profit was my thing.
Even after I did all the logical things, that lightning-strike AHA moment of
“Oh I finally FOUND MY SOUL PURPOSE!!!” never comes.
“Now What?!” I asked myself every day back then.
As a proud multi-passionate gal (hello fellow MGs!), it wouldn’t have been a surprise to see me obsess over several topics and launch projects across numerous disciplines at the same time.
Being a learning junkie, I also dived deep into all sorts of soul-searching methodologies, from self-help books, courses and seminars by spiritual gurus, to tons of personality profiling and quizzes (eventually I managed to develop one myself), in order to unwrap the answers to the biggest life questions of “Who am I?” and “What should I do with my life?”.
These are some of the career experiments and detours that I’ve been through: