Hi there, I’m Serene. Welcome to my newly created blog (as of October 2018).
I’m not sure where to start with this page, but I do have two main goals for this blog:
- To capture my journey during a year off from my London life & career – both the physical journey as I travel through Chile & Argentina, and the personal journey as I continue to challenge myself to grow and find greater purpose. I’m passionate about learning and development, so this blog is also a self-challenge to put myself out there more.
- To champion diversity in our crazy, beautiful world – it took me a long time to see the benefit in not fitting neatly in any stereotype, in having to explain my background I don’t have an easy answer to “Where are you from?”. As a young woman born in China, raised across the USA, matured in the UK and conversant in the three most spoken languages in the world, I have a unique understanding of, and appreciation for, our world. By sharing my story, I hope to help people see through a different lens from their own, and to show immigrant kids out there that their understanding of multiple cultures is an asset, even if sometimes it makes life a bit harder growing up.
In all honesty, I have no idea how this will evolve, but I’m excited for the road ahead.
Enough words for now, here are a few photos from the past few months that are me, in a nutshell: