So what keeps you awake at night?

You have a test tomorrow, or maybe you forgot to call your boss today. Wait a second…….. Did you left your dish unwashed in the kitchen sink? Or maybe you are too tired to tell you kids bedtime stories? Or maybe, you are just doing your routine, just like me. Here’s mine:

5.30 : wake up, drink my milk, then rushed to the bathroom (oops, you forgot to change the tissue yesterday!)

6.00 : Go to university (maybe to office for you)

6.00-7.00 : Inside my car going to uni, thinking what I’ve to do today, how many work need to   be done

7.00-16.00 : Hearing lecture, chatting with friends (maybe just doing your 9-5 work)

At night we are probably too tired to say hello to our loved one, wether it’s our parents, spouse, or siblings. We don’t have times to hear their activity today, or maybe we just don’t care anymore. Sometimes we procrastinate and pilling our work because we are too tired that day, then those work take some space in our brain, reminding that it has to be done. It makes us even more stressful and more lazy to do it. And the cycle continues until one day our boss call us, asking for the result. And what do we got? We’ve nothing to present, stressing about it and get a cardiac arrest.

Way to many people got in the same loop like You and Me. We are stuck in our little world, we are can’t see the bigger picture because it’s clouded by our stress, fear, or maybe we are comfortable where we are now.

Today, I just want to remind you that even if you get fired or drop out tomorrow, maybe it’s good for you! Sometimes things happened to us for good, trying to stop us living the loop we don’t want to live in. Don’t get stuck in our routine, believe that we can learn something new everyday, from our friends, teachers, even the news that we hear. 

Look for the bigger picture and let’s start living our life! And as Elektra King says it “what’s the point in living, if you can’t feel alive”

I hope the best for you and me,


About Kevin

Kevin is an Emerging Markets Research Analyst at a global macro investment firm based in Montreal, Canada. Originally trained to be a medical doctor, he found his passion in capital markets after being involved in managing portion of his family’s equity portfolio. Kevin holds Masters degree in both finance and management, has passed all levels of CFA exam, and is a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM), Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and Professional Financial Modeller (PFM). He read voraciously and has a hobby of tinkering (read: programming) his systematic equity and volatility trading model for the “Quantimental” investment firm he founded. In his spare time, Kevin likes to travel the world and become a freelance photographer for Getty Images. To date, he has a portfolio of over 1200 pictures across 35 countries.
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