DonkeyFire Is on the hop.
Well, sportsfans, the Beijing edition of DonkeyFire is coming to an end. I leave for a pitch in Shanghai tomorrow afternoon, then it’s on to a conference in Chicago.
They I fly back to China, and to my new home city of Shanghai.
The past 15 months have been a blur of excitement, high emotion, hard work, hilarity, endurance, frustration, change, movement, temperature extremes, perfection, loneliness, and figuring out more and more what I am capable of.
It’s been without a doubt the best adventure of my life, and the most satisfying professional experience of my life. I have changed a bunch, but I still giggle at dick jokes.
Shanghai offers a world of possibility, and the chance to work in a smaller setting with a close knit group of people I adore and respect so much. To be able to keep working with the amazing people I’ve come to know in Beijing is the cherry on top of the Peking Duck.
So much change ahead, but a refreshed sense of wonder; to discover things again, to dig deep into a city I already love so much.
To my close friends in Beijing, thank you so much for making this time what it was: incredible. I’ll never forget this period of my life, and I’ll always look back with hugely fond memories. And I think I’ll be back and forth a fair bit, too…hilariously staying at the Holiday Inn, which is approximately 40 metres from the kitchen table, where I sit writing this post.
There are many more exciting updates to follow, and Shanghai will be an altogether different, challenging and brilliant experience - especially if i can convince her to come up here with a lie that Net-a-porter deliver here.
SIDEBAR(UP): If you have the means to get a job overseas, DO IT.
It is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.