Hi everyone! I’m Anna Chui, the founder of Small Happy Things.
I’ve always liked writing since I was small. After graduated with a degree in communication, I landed a job as a copywriter/translator in an IT company — a company that developed gaming apps. With a strong interest in writing, I thought I’d love this job a lot but, after working there for a year and a half, I started to lose motivation in what I was doing.
At first, I thought maybe I was just getting too tired because of the heavy daily workload. So I worked harder and tried to increase my productivity to do complete more works. But then, I realized that even though I could finish all the tasks and get good results with all the projects, I wasn’t happy.
One night, I was writing on my diary how unsatisfying I felt my work and I started to read through my previous journal entries. I found that over the past few months, I didn’t enjoy any bit of my work at all.
I knew it was time for a change.
I thought to myself, “Why don’t I like my job even though I like writing this much? Do I like writing still?”
And the answer is yes, I do like writing; it’s just not doing gaming app copywriting or translation.
I want to write about things that can inspire people to think and live a better life. I want what I write to be meaningful and bring positivity to people.
Therefore, I began to look for a writing job that would inspire more people. And I found it — an editor at Lifehack. When I landed this job, I felt like a dream came true for me. And throughout all these years at Lifehack, I’ve written lots of articles that motivate people and help improve their communication skills. I’ve also guided many writers to share their unique and practical tips to solve all sorts of problems in life.
And in this job, I can find happiness in even the smallest things — a personal story shared by a reader, a unique idea came up by a writer, a warm greeting from a colleague … I never knew living a happy life could be this simple.
Though I’m working my dream job, I don’t want to just stop here.
As I’ve got in touch with more and more readers, I realized that there’re way too many people who are living an unhappy life.
We all know that life is short, yet most of us don’t know how to live a joyful life with our limited time. And so I’ve created Small Happy Things, which is dedicated to helping you appreciate all the small things around you and define happiness on your own terms.
I believe that by living a life with meaning, even the tiniest thing you see, hear, smell and do everyday can spark great joy.
Follow Small Happy Things and stay tuned with everything I share here if you want to stay happy and live your best life!