About

Hello!

Welcome to A Life Shift. I’m Alison, a Canadian interior designer living and working in Hong Kong with my husband and one-year-old boy.

I will just acknowledge now that I called this section “About” as an intentional nod to my Canadian heritage. No, I don’t think I say it weird. Yes, everyone who’s not Canadian say otherwise.

Why “A Life Shift”?

shift
ʃɪft/
verb
  1. move or cause to move from one place to another

I started this blog in 2015 after we had accepted an opportunity to move from Vancouver to Hong Kong. Embracing a life of change and adventure as newlyweds felt exciting and challenging at the same time. Rather than feeling overwhelmed by all the changes, I thought of it all as a shift…just little moves from one place to another. Of course it was more than that; a new marriage, with new jobs, making new friends, in new house, on a new continent! It was an entire Life Shift, and it has resulted in big changes to basically every area of our life. In 2016 we added a baby to the mix and that’s just made life all that much more interesting and exciting.

Be Nosy & Have a Read

What started as a way to keep in touch with friends and family has turned in to a collection of blogs exploring everything from life in Hong Kong, travels through Asia, the addition of a baby to our family, and analysis of our life in a tiny flat. Take a peek at our travel adventures, gather insights on our expat experiences, and learn about our life in a 590 sq ft apartment in the sky. Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy this glimpse into our life (shift).

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