You’re in your late thirties now. Is forty something you’re worried about or thinking about?
ZQ: I’m thinking about it. I’m not worried about it. I just turned 37. I’m grateful for the experience of age. I try to be really connected to this journey of life that we’re all on and, obviously, the older we get the clearer it becomes that it doesn’t last forever. And I’m really working on celebrating and being grateful and really making positive choices in my life to do good work and be a good person and appreciate everything that I have.
It’s easy to look at what you don’t have. It’s easy, I think, especially in this business to feel like there’s always more and what I’m trying to remind myself is, there may be always more but I have a lot and I’m really, really grateful for it. And I think that’s what I want to try to encourage in myself as I hurdle toward the big 40.
If you have a personal bucket list, is marriage and kids on it? Is that something you see for yourself?
ZQ: It’s so funny. I’m going to get in so much trouble for saying this, but I’ve always really wanted to have a kid but now all of my friends have kids and I’ll come in from a trip or hang out with my friends and their kids. I’m thrilled to hang out with them, but by the time they’re ready to go home I’m so ready for them to go home. I’m kind of like, ‘I need to re-evaluate this. I don’t know.’ I feel like one day at a time. I’m open to any of it, but I’m not locked into any of it either. I feel like it will all unfold as it’s meant to. The balance is delicate.