Community Ambassador: Ada

Community Ambassador: Ada

"We are moulded uniquely and we are each fascinating. We will all learn through our differences, and connect intimately through our similarities."

I’m an indoor cycling instructor at XYZ, Hong Kong's premier indoor cycling studio! I'm also pursuing a Masters in Social Work at The University of Hong Kong. My day to day consists of teaching indoor cycling classes, attending lectures, completing an internship for my Masters, and... breathing :) I fit in yoga, time with friends and a quality day to myself to recharge every week as well.

I live by one very crucial rule: I must have a day to myself on a regular basis. Life is always going by so quickly and we spend so much time and energy attending to responsibilities: professional and career commitments, social engagements, fitness goals. A day to yourself, meditating, journaling, uninterrupted by the distractions the world throws at you, can help you get to know yourself better.

During these moments, I find my drive, intention and motivation for life; I reflect on my achievements, my shortcomings, everything I should be thankful for. I set and check in on goals for self-improvement and, at the same time, I get to nurture my mind, soul and rest my body.

I am honoured to be a Community Ambassador for #TEAMBUSYWOMAN and I hope to help and inspire other women in this amazing community by simply getting them to know that it is okay to not fit inside a box :) We are moulded uniquely and we are each fascinating. We will all learn through our differences, and connect intimately through our similarities.

Two figures that really inspire me are Viktor Frankl and Virginia Satir:

  • Viktor Frankl is a psychologist that survived the holocaust. He wrote the incredible book "Man's Search For Meaning", chronicling his experiences in an Auschwitz concentration camp. His message is this: the last freedom that can never be taken away from a man is his chosen attitude towards any given circumstance.

  • Virginia Satir is the founder of Family Therapy One. Of her quotes, the one that deeply inspires me is this: "I own everything about me: my body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my actions, whether they be to others or myself. I own my fantasies, dreams, hopes, fears. I own my triumphs and successes, all my failures and mistakes. Because I own all of me, I can become intimately acquainted with me."

Some of my favourite things to do in the city of Hong Kong is indoor cycling at XYZ (!!!), having brunch at Teakha in Tai Ping Shan, having a time at Yardbird for their incredible yakitori and sake selection and escaping to Sai Kung for hiking and the beach.

I’ll finish here with my favourite motto: "Those who have a "why" to live, can bear with almost any "how"."