I've always in the back of my head knew I was eventually going to do it. And I have so many questions that I have asked myself:

- Have I left it too late?
- Am I going at the wrong time?
- Am I ready for this sort of change?
- Am I going to make it?
- What do I have to lose?
- Am I going to come back?
- What regrets will I have?
- Who will I miss?
- Am I ready to let go?

This has gone through my head many times and there are many more 'what if' questions. I've had many breakdowns over the past few months; booking my tickets, changing my dates, slowly decluttering. If you've been following me on my social media and noticed in my blog posts, I've been really trying to use up my products because I can't take everything with me. That includes doing blog sales and listing all the things that I deem I don't need on eBay, Depop (username klau93) and the Mercari app (Joyce Lau).


You probably don't know this but I have a degree in Fashion Buying and Merchandising and I actually didn't do anything with my degree since I moved home. The real reason was that my Dad passed away in my 1st year of university and I wanted to stay close to home to look after my brothers who were very young at that time - 8 and 11 years old.

Looking back I wanted him to feel proud of me actually completing my degree but I also knew he wouldn't of minded if I didn't finish my degree since he always said 'If you want to come home, come home' - I'm actually crying while I'm typing this up.


One of my regrets was not able to say a real goodbye to my dad and actually blaming myself thinking if I looked after him better he would still be here. I feel like I haven't put myself first in a very long time and it's okay to be selfish and I need to do this for me now. Another regret was not taking a year out to actually sort myself out. I pushed everyone away, I was so depressed and I just wanted to be alone, I felt that no one knew how I was feeling and everything I did was such a disappointment. I've cried in my sleep, I'll cry in my room and I'll hide it so I still look like a strong role model.


My youngest brother is actually 15 soon and he is the person that I am going to miss most -I've been such a mother figure to them both and it makes me sad everytime I think that I won't see his face every day. I know he's going to grow up a lot and I avoid mentioning to him the dates of my leaving because I know it makes him very sad.


I need to stop with the waterworks haha. What will Hong Kong bring I really do not know but I'm glad that I've continued to blog so I can carry this on when I get there. Because career wise I really do not know what is going to happen. I want to continue being a blogger, continue to do reviews and I definitely want to take my blog to the next level. Should I work in marketing, do I want to work for a magazine these are the options that I have considered so far. I'll guess I have to wait and see.


I just wanted to say a BIG THANK-YOU for every person who has supported me through my blog or Instagram, every comment and every engagement is a huge support and has not gone unnoticed. Thank-you to the brands that I have worked with giving me endless opportunities to make myself grow and improve. I'm glad that my favourite stores do international shopping and I can delve myself into another big beauty, fashion and lifestyle community. Thank-you to all the friends that I have made online and in real life and I hope everyone continues to support me in my next chapter. I fly on the 31st of August but I will have a few scheduled posts when I arrive so I don't miss any posts.

And to end this I would love if you can have a little look on Ebay, Depop (username klau93) and the Mercari app (Joyce Lau) to give my things a new home and help with my savings. I'll catch you on the next post and on Instagram!

Until the next post!

Joyce x

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  1. This is such a big step! But it's going to be an amazing adventure for you. I wish you all the luck with your move, and only goodness for your future! xxx

  2. That's such a big step - good luck! x

  3. I wish you the best of luck on this new journey for you <3

  4. This is so sad but so exciting at the same time! I wish you all the best with your new adventure xx

    Gemma Louise

  5. This so exciting!! Wishing you all the luck x

  6. It’s such an exciting emotional step to take. I’m in the planning process of moving somewhere else for a little while at the moment.

  7. Ooooh moving to Hong Kong is so exciting! How long do you plan on staying? Forever?

  8. Oh wow what a massive change - scary, but exciting! I wish you all the best :) xo

    Char |


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