Once I decided to move to Canada around six years ago, I knew I need to be restart everything whatever lifestyle, network, job, habits, even thinking. The reason is I came from Asian city – Hong Kong, there the life style & environment, people’s thinking, habits, working environment…..etc are totally different here. We lived in such busy city the pace is fast, everything need to be speed up and maximize which cause physically and mentally both stressful. However, seems not many peoples alert the problem even myself during that time, we only focus on how efficient to finish the work and make money, don’t want to waste any second purpose to maximize all the things to be done & money earned. Before I moved to Canada, I didn’t notice the potential issue, especially ignored the health. Because we are too concentrate & too busy to care ourselves.
After I immigrated here as build up my family, I have space to deep thinking myself finally, thinking what I want, what I am looking for, if let “Stressful” & “Pressure” be my best friend and fully occupied my life, the consequence is damaging the health & sacrifice my personal life. So I am dramatic change, the reason is my health have many problems after many many years stressful working & living style, I’m sick often and this disturb my routine life. When I was young and never though there will be a big issue. Well, I already paid for it. So, I know I must be changing, not only life style, also thinking. In my mind, healthy is the most important one. However, I noticed still most of the people they are ignoring their health, no family life or even worse sacrifice personal life. Maybe in their philosophy, efficiency & money are most important than others. Personally I agreed Money is important for everyone and cannot survive if without money, but Money is not the whole part of life. Life is short, around us, still many new things let us to explorer and experiment and enjoy.
Vancouver is a beautiful place to live, nowadays I am lucky & appreciate that I immigrated here, I am enjoying the new life although I am a full time mom, I own my family, I have a lovely kid, I have starting to build up the new network of friends and lucky have some best friends. All of these I would like to say thank you to Frog Hollow neighborhouse, FH provided the platform & opportunities for all families whatever local or new immigrants to gather together, to share & support each other, especially good for new comers. As I was new comer, I know nothing about Canada. Since I participant the Frog Hollow programs, activities & workshops two years ago, I know more and learn more which enhance my knowledge as well as establishing the self-confidence.
Compared with living in Asian & Canada, I am enjoying and really appreciate what I own now.