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cha- cha- cha- changes

Coming off the heels of COVID-Thanksgiving, we are truly grateful for where we are and what we have. We appreciate the roof over our heads and plenty of food to eat, but at the same time, it highlights conflicted emotions when we decide to see or not see family and friends this time of year.

What 2020 is reminding us is that our present condition and lifestyle is fleeting, never guaranteed, and we know this too shall pass. Because like death and taxes, change is a certainty. Why is this reminder so important? Because we have a way of becoming complacent with sitting in our own misery. Change is terrifying in itself, but there is a possibility that you can choose to make a different life. As we discover the ups and downs of our own healing journeys, we know that we have the power to heal ourselves... even when we don’t quite believe it all the time.

We created ming+ming to help us heal hoping, in turn, it will help others heal. We believe that if we open up and share our stories, it will help and encourage others who are finding their own way. We will each be opening up (even more) about our individual and unique journeys. Sharing our hardships, discoveries, and successes is exactly why we started this company!

First up, Ming-Wai. As first born, she has always paved the way and it continues today. Here’s the start to her next adventure:

So I have a little news… I’m moving temporarily from the suburbs of D.C. to rural Pennsylvania! Me, my husband, two kiddos, and two dogs will be living in a 600 square foot cabin for six months.

This pandemic year continues to be uncomfortable on so many levels, but I’m always truly grateful in retrospect. When I reflect on the past eight months, each unexpected turn of events has been an opportunity for something to resolve, to heal, to learn, to accept, to find new meaning and appreciation.

So when this unexpected opportunity to rent our 4 BR, 2.5 BA house to friends that needed a place to stay while renovating their home, it felt right. It felt like an opportunity. After my husband and I made sure the kids were on board and after my in-laws graciously let us live in their 1 BR, 1 BA cabin, everything just aligned and we are now in a whirlwind of packing, cleaning, and consolidating.

Trusting my intuition over the logic in my head has always been a struggle for me… I always have plans… I LOVE planning, spreadsheets, and projections. It’s what I’ve been doing most of my life.

So I’m nervous because this is going to be a big change. I’m excited because I know this is a great opportunity. I’m proud of myself for trusting my intuition and going with the flow even though I don’t know how things will work out. And most of all, I’m grateful for my family, friends, and ming+ming community to give me the support and courage to move forward.

I will be sharing my positive and challenging adventures in our tiny(ish) house on Instagram and on our blog. Find out how this city girl is going to survive in the wilderness! And don’t forget, you can always say hi or “check-in” on me when taking my yoga or meditation classes!

With love,

Ming-Wai + Ming-Cee

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