Nov 17, 2016

What Made me Decide To Work Abroad?

This is the question that I sometimes ask myself. Before I went abroad, I used to have a part time online job and had also put up a small business. So why did I opted to work abroad? Well, I have many reasons for that. One. Income is not stable. Two. I ain't getting any younger anymore. Three. I wanted to practice my profession since owning a business doesn't have an age limit unlike on pursuing my career. So I realized if I have the opportunity to work abroad, I would give it a try. "Nasa huli ang pagsisi" (Regrets are felt when it's just too late.) as they say. But I weighed everything before finalizing my decision you know, the pros and cons of everything.

For me, it's a once in lifetime experience to work abroad as a nurse. So while I'm still young, I want to take this opportunity and set aside my business for a while. Having a business doesn't have an age limit and I can start anytime I want as long as I have enough money for it unlike on being a nurse. If I get older, I might not be qualified to work abroad anymore. But it took me quite some time to decide.

Well, working abroad is not a bad idea for me as long as you love your work, everything's going to be okay. It's not easy but somehow I enjoyed it 'coz I learned and realized a lot of things in life. I grew up as a person and I become more motivated to do better.

So my advice for those who wanted to give it a try to wok abroad is that there's nothing wrong in trying as long as you are really 100% decided because there are also not so good things that you will encounter like homesickness, crab mentality (if you are working abroad, you know what I mean), dealing with different types of people, etc. In short, you have to be physically, emotionally and psychologically prepared. But salary wise, you'll be able to save (if you know how to budget your money) and help your family in the Philippines; you'll also be able to get to different places from the country where you're working and experience their culture.

So, good luck to your endeavors in life.

Post a Comment

© EXPRESSIONS FROM MY CLUTTERED THOUGHTS.... Made with love by The Dutch Lady Designs.