Reasons why I love living in Shanghai. 

The first post in my gratitude section. Why I love living in Shanghai! 

1. That my little family gets to live in the same city together. We did 4 years with Glenn traveling back and forth to China and it wasn’t fun or ideal for any of us. 

2. Our family gets to experience and appreciate living in a totally different culture.

3. The quality of education that our girls are getting.

4. The incredible people I am meeting and learning from.  

5. The way China challenges and tests me constantly but is teaching me to know myself better (the good, the bad and the ugly:-) and is keeping me striving to be the best person I can be. 

6. Living away from family and friends has made me appreciate them even more than I did. I just love the beautiful quality time we spend together in the summer. Making memories.

7. The joy I get from making a Chinese person smile and laugh when I attempt to joke with them in mandarin. It’s the best. Haha

8. And ….the dumplings 🙂 delish! 

I’m choosing wisely. 

Only joy, only love,



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I am a Canadian from Newfoundland and Labrador who has done a lot of moving around and has some pretty amazing experiences. I currently live in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada with the love of my life and partner in crime and our two beautiful and incredibly special daughters. (Totally biased but I'm cool with that). I started this blog because I wanted a space to share the people, places and things that bring me joy and give me a good laugh. Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy! Only joy, only love. Michelle xo

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