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Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy Chinese New Year (and explanation of my absence)

Hi guys, just popping in to say hi really quickly. (Does anyone even read this anymore?)

First of all, HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!! May your year be filled with happiness and prosperity. 

I miss blogging and YTing way more than you guys know. I miss doing all things other than work. 

I'm literally being worked to death right now. I've been up everyday at 5 am and get home after 7pm. My workday consists of 12 hours (at least) in the office, then 3-4 more hours of work to do at home. I go to work when it's still dark outside and come home way past sunset.

I've been at my new job for 2 weeks now, I've called home 2x bawling. I know it sounds pathetic, but I literally couldn't hold back the tears as I talked to my mom. I've always tried to tell her the best things in my life so she wouldn't worry, but I just broke down both emotionally and physically. I've been deathly sick with the worst cold I've had in a long while. I guess my immune system just got weakened from the stress and lack of sleep. 

I knew it was going to be hard work, but I admit I severely underestimated the intensity of the course load. I have to keep reminding myself to see the light at the end of the tunnel (5 months and 2 more weeks to go!!). The paychecks will be sweet (they better be for what we're going through!).  

I'm so exhausted. I have two presentations and an onboarding exam on Wednesday, so hopefully things calm down a little bit afterwards so I have time to work on my blog/YT this weekend. 

On the bright side, I haven't bought any makeup/skincare in 3 weeks! 




selena08 said...

aww Tao I have miss your blog and YT. Can't wait for you to return

jbrobeck said...

((hugs)) We are still here for you! I know what its like to come home crying. Just keep looking for the light at the end of the tunnel.

Jamilla Camel said...

Good luck! *HUGS* It will be over soon!

doriosity said...

hey tao!! I know things are tough. Just remember, we're here to support you no matter what. I miss your blogs, but I know that you're working really hard to achieve what you've set out to do, and that is AMAZING. I'm trying to work really hard this semester so I can achieve my goal too!! Reading about how hard you're working is actually inspiring me to stop complaining and just do it!!!
you'll come out great. I promise!! you're tao ;) ADD OIL!!!!

Me2theshell said...

I know the feeling. It's so easy to neglect taking care of yourself when you are under so much stress and you barely have any breathing room.

Try to set aside (at the minimum) 15 minutes just for yourself. Make sure to eat healthy because when you're under a huge amount of stress, no sleep, and aren't eating properly, you'll get sick... Being sick AND busy at work? Definitely don't want you going through that. I had to do it before and I thought I was going to die.

Even if in that 15 minutes it just means lighting a relaxing candle and drinking some tea... Treat yourself a little. You deserve it! Make all this hard work worth something and don't forget to take care of yourself!

Lindsay @ A Walk in the Closet said...

Yikes, that sounds brutal! I really admire your bravery to venture out and start a job like this though. I'd be so chicken to move away.

Hope it gets better from here!

On another note, I've read through your past beauty posts and really enjoyed it so I've tagged you for a blog award:

Don't feel obligated to participate but wanted to let you know. :)

Anonymous said...

Happy new year! Keep working hard!

Taigrrr45 said...

I read your blog all the time and LOVE your videos too. The hard times can be hell at the time but you also learn a lot about yourself, your limits, how much you can handle and what your strengths are. And after it is all over you'll look back and think it wasn't so bad. Happy new year too! It's a lucky dragon year so maybe all the tough times will soon be followed by some very awesome times :) Good luck and stay strong!

Jacq said...


Happy new year. 龍馬精神 步步高昇 身體健康 心想事成.

All the best wishes and it's okay to be emotional, just find the right way to un-wind! You have my full support and prayers! ^.^

Be strong and happy!


PS I know a dozen of bloggers already awarded you the 'versatile blogger award', just so you no, I awarded you too! :D

leesha said...

I just watched one of your videos on youtube because you reminded me of my sister :) She has been stressed with work lately and I don't get to seen her for months... It is awful to be so stressed and tired all the time. I believe you will see the light at the end of the tunnel soon. So hang in there Tao. BIG hugs for you! <3 take care xoxo

Michelle said...

Happy chinese new year to you too Tao! I missed you! All the best in your new job!

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Anonymous said...

happy new year to you too! Missed your posts. Take care of yourself! I know you'll do your best!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tao, I hope you are doing well. I've been checking out your videos for over two years but this is the first time I've written a comment. It was because of one of your videos I started actually wearing makeup. (Everyday Minerals!) So.. thank you so much! I am sorry life is tough at the moment, but perhaps it is an opportunity to learn stress-coping techniques (I'm struggling with the same problem) Good luck!