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I was waiting for the official offer for the new job this week.  There is nothing I can do, I never felt so bored like this before.  However my husband - Jon Jon told me that these might be the last few days of utterly free time, so enjoy!  

I decided to have a museum tour  week.  Revisiting the Arts I love, window shopping among the world’s top brand stores I dream of on 5th Avenue, I can’t help having a deep breath to smell the world, to open my sleepy heart.   These were my two biggest hobbies when I was in Shanghai.  I have let them sleep for about three years.  Now it is the time to wake up my two tastes.  I feel I am back in the market!!

I always love museums.  Our apartment is only 15min walking to the museum districts,  so I went to the Met and the Whitney museums.  But the most important I revisit to the impressionism galleries to watch Monet and Cezanne in the Met.  I can’t help, but tear up, because those are my favorite pieces and remind me of the beauty of regular life, my passion, my dream, and my goals.  Staring at those masterpieces, the time seems to stop at this moment, but my blood becomes so warm that it accelerates my heart beat, so powerful that it opens up of inspiration.  My life, my difficulties and my challenges seem to be so small compared to those arts.  Now I feel I find the balance of the life again, because there are so many beautiful things in my life I can appreciate. However, right now I appreciate for life in a higher level because of all the things I achieved and experienced.  I should always set my goal higher and higher and achieve them little by little to have higher level of appreciation for life.

Welcome to the market, Baby, which I should belong to!  I love the feeling, I love the beautiful bright future in front of me, I love to be woken up!

 
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People always want to take a long vacation to have a break from the busy life.  I just finished an almost year-long vacation after my MBA.  I would say it is not an enjoyable vacation; sometimes I even feel bored.  That changed this week with my new job!

I have always felt a heavy pressure to find a full time MBA job, writing 5-10 cover letters everyday, participating in 2-3 meetup events every week, harassing friends to make introductions, following up on all the open applications, and absorbing new tactics to get a new job - not missing any chances.  Getting a job is a huge fight, I need to use all of my energy and build up confidence again and again to come up with strategies and apply it to my tactics.  Looking back through the whole year, I feel exhausted.   

No income means I can’t enjoy life properly.  I haven’t really gone decent shopping for a year.  I haven’t been on any trips for leisure.   I still need to report my parents in China about the big purchases because I start to depend on them financially, whose incomes are totally $500/month in China.  

So glad to find a full-time job, so that I can go back to regular life and enjoy work and life balance.   So glad I am in New York, one of the most active cities in the world, which encourage me to move fast, to be smart to compete with others, and to be aggressive to pursue my dream.  So glad Jon - now my husband, always supports me, encourages me and inspires me, to empower me on the job market again and again.