I remember someone once told me that in some cultures, people tend to define themselves by their careers. We often ask someone, “What do you do?” the first time we meet. But in other parts of the world, we ask them who they are, about their family, and where they come from.
It’s kind of amazing - out of everything we encounter on a daily basis, what we end up remembering. So one day, as work continued getting busier, I decided I’d take a break and buy a ticket home to spend with my parents.
I love these two and our family dog, Mochi who is still the best dog I’ve ever encountered. No matter how happy he is, how unwell at times, or how tired, he always looks out for us. If he runs far, he’s always looking for you.
There is so much love in this photo:
After watching my mother work so incredibly hard to support us growing up, there is nothing more gratifying than being able to give back, whether it’s cheering her up after a long day at work, helping her remember that forgotten password, sending her to a deep tissue massage, or finding something to make her smile. I think sometimes with everything going on in our lives, we just need to take a step back and remember what’s more important in our lives - why we’re doing what we’re doing. Everything else is just details.
After Mochi’s exhausted himself running back and forth to make sure everyone’s there, we wrap him up in a towel and head onwards home. We gather in the kitchen, catching up on good memories and new memories over cups of tea and afternoon snacks.
Not too long after, it’s time to fly back, but altogether a trip that makes us all smile. Can’t wait to see these three again soon!