A Journey of 2,000 Miles


There is a Chinese saying that “a journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step.” I was reminded of that saying recently due to a move I have just completed from Los Angeles to Chicago in order to assist my father who is dealing with some health challenges.

However, the saying in my case should be the reverse, “a journey of a single step starts with 2,000 miles.” Any big move brings a combination of hope and trepidation, but this move comes with the added concern over my father’s health and the general state of the economy.

But with all the changes that a move across the country will bring, I will to keep some continuity in my life by joining a local Toastmasters club, continuing my blogging, maintaining my volunteer projects with the Project Management Institute, and networking.

There was one definite positive about the move, which was that it meant I would see more of my immediate family and my extended family. But knowing I will be a great help to my father gets rid of any qualms I may feel about moving.

After my father’s health condition improves, we’ll see whether fortune steers me back to California or whether I remain here. In the meanwhile, I’ll just settle in start the next chapter of my life here in Chicago.

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2 Responses

  1. Wow, I was just thinking about asking you if you wanted to meet for coffee. Have you already moved? Your post about “fluent in three months” really helped me!! Thanks. Good luck on your move!

    • Yes, I moved to Chicago last week. I am still keeping up with Chinese via Standard Chinese at the FSI language courses websites that are referred to in my recent posts. I wish you the best, and stay in touch!

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