It Just Takes too Long…


Thought I would try and keep up with “Life Sucks If You Let It” blog, as I haven’t written anything in such a long time.  I’ve had plenty to write about, but it just seems time gets away from me, especially in America.

But now I am back in China, though this go round I am in Beijing.  So far, I don’t enjoy it as much as Shanghai. The school at which I am employed and the apartment in which I live are so far away from any activity.  

I must say I became spoiled while living in the Brookside area in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  There I can get anywhere I need to go in just 10-15 minutes or less.  It has always been my mantra that if it takes any longer than that, I just don’t need to go.  I must change my attitude while in Beijing or I am going to be quite bored over the next couple of years as it takes more than 15 minutes (sometimes hours) to get anywhere of value, in my opinion.

Beijing is the capital of China and is a major transport hub. There is a seemingly sophisticated network of roads, airports and railways.  There are 6 ring roads which encircle the central business district and nine expressways. There are also eleven national highways, highways 101-111, which branch off in every compass direction.

One would think with all of this pavement, people could get where they need to go in a decent amount of time, but there are more than 6 million cars on the road.  Beijing did try to restrict congestion and pollution by restricting everyday travel to cars with odd or even license plate numbers driving on certain days. 

The government has been building more subways and increasing their track length. They even lowered the subway fare to encourage more  people to use the subway.  Even with all of these additions, the roads in Beijing are always congested.

 I live in between the 5th-6th rings.  Much of the activity seems to be near 2nd-3rd rings. It just takes too long to get there, wherever “there” may be. But again, if it takes longer than 15 minutes, it’s too far!

I haven’t ventured out as far as I had in Shanghai by this time, as I just can’t be bothered with the time it takes to get somewhere.  It’s ok though. I am focusing on saving money and paying the bills.  Since July, I have paid off my car and a credit card (can’t do that at home) and am now closing in on paying off the house.  

In addition to staying in more, I am working on pedaling a new business. Recently I have become a distributor for Young Living Essential Oils. I have never been a fan of multi level marketing anything.  Nor do I usually care about any type of product that goes along with MLM.  However, I have really become a fan of these oils and everything that goes along with it. 

Before I left for Beijing, I heard Young Living was opening the market in China. With 1.4 billion people here, I thought surely I could get 3-4 people or so to sign up and begin to change their lives with essential oils. 

Recently three of my new downline members and I attended a Young Living marketing event in Beijing. One of the speakers at the event has apparently made quite a bit of money with essential oils.  He recently met with a group of investors to discuss their investment in the oil business. Imagine the look on their faces expecting to see barrels of crude oil, but instead are met with small bottles of essential oils pulled from his pocket.

Being from Oklahoma I would love to have a hand in the oil business, crude  or essential, either way, I could use your help. Take a peak at the website: youngliving.com  Spread the word! Buy a few, sign up for discounts, or try the cleaning or kids products. Thieves products are AMAZING!

I really think you will like the oils, diffuser, cleaning supplies and everything else they have to offer.  When you visit the website you can use my Member ID: 15478021.

Have a Merry Christmas!

About cessley

I am a bereaved parent. I write to give hope to other bereaved parents who are fresh in their grief. I want them to know life begins again. It (life) is forever changed, as are you, but one day, you will smile again. You may travel, you will make new friends, your heart will mend, though never heal and it will be a painful ride. It is one step at a time....sometimes, even one breath to the next is all we can seem to live through each day. But each day will be a new beginning, a different beginning, a different you. I have two surviving children: Amy, who is married to Brandon, and they have one daughter, Avery, and one son, Dylan. and Eric who is a doctor and is Clifton's twin brother. Clifton passed away when he was nearly two years old. As any bereaved parent knows, it is tough, REALLY tough trying to live after the death of a child. I lived in Shanghai, China for three years after the death of my son, and then lived in Beijing for two years. I am discovering life again, one step at a time. I returned to Oklahoma in February , 2020 due to the uncertainty of the virus. Little did I know the uncertainty would follow me across the ocean. This is nothing compared to the death of a child. I will survive! View all posts by cessley

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