Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did do.

That’s so true ! Last month while I was on decision-making between try harder or walk away, I saw this quote on Tumblr and it touched my heart…

Many people asked me about the reason why I gave up on my job, actually the resignation of mine was not due to unsatisfactory work circumstance but rather to accept a new challenge and bring more value into my life. I will never make a decision based on a current situation. I will respect myself and make the best decision for me by leaving Beijing and moving to Shanghai in May.


Living in Beijing for 5 years, I owed this city a lot. I’ve learned that I wasn’t born to live up to anyone’s standards. I was brought here to live my life for myself, to live my life to the best of my ability. I was born to fight for myself and standard tall. I was taught to give as much as I get, and to love as much as I’m loved.

I am not able to control their attitude towards my resignation, but I guess there wasn’t really a reason for me to give up or run away. I’ve got a great life, great family, good friends and colleagues. But sometimes I just want to get up and go, I just want to see something new not the same old thing. It’s not that I’m running away from something, more like I’m running to something new. I want to see how far I can go not how far I’ve come.


Although it was sad to say goodbye to my friends and colleagues in Beijing, I have never second-guessed my decision. Even though many people after knowing my resignation came to urge me, I still believe this is the best decision I can make for myself.

I have enjoyed my time here. I would like to take this place to express my sincere appreciation to the company. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to learn. Both of my knowledge and my skills have grown and I am confident that I would not be where I am today without having been a part of this organisation.

Thank you Team Thailand, I have enjoyed working with you, as I’ve told you I see myself as one of the luckiest person because I have you all in my team. We were happy together and sad together, we smiled and cried, but please believe that things happen for a reason and all of those things will make us stronger.

Thank you Overseas Team, thank you for instilling in me the spirit of courage, tolerance and patience. Since today, my employment in this company ends but the memories will always remain.

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Thank you all my Thai mates in Beijing for friendship. You are a special group of people and I will definitely miss you. Thank you for the good times and sweet memories that we shared together. Take care yourselves. I’m waiting to see you all in Shanghai, waiting for you to crash my place though!

Now, I can’t say I’m proud of my life but I can say I’m proud that I’ve learned. Today I close the door to the past, open the door to the future, ready to step on through and start a new chapter in Shanghai.

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I did’t see it as walking away, I saw it as walking forward.

Be awesome!

Phoebe Hung