In life we encounter a lot of challenges. A lot of them are related to our careers, some personal in nature.
The hardest challenges are those that are close to your heart – the personal ones. These are the ones that leave a deep scar. A scar that if it were a real scar and is on your skin you would be ashamed to show.
Luckily for me the challenge I faced today was not personal in nature. I have lots of friends backing me up, parents who miss me and love me, brothers who are proud of me and support me, and someone I wish I could be with always.
Today I was asked by my manager if I wanted to pursue their offer of me going to London. The second choice is going to India. The third choice, if I wanted to stay in SG, is lose my job.
I told my manager that going to India is not one of my choices because of the difference in culture between India and the Philippines. It will be very hard for me to adjust there. So I’m down to London and losing my job.
For London, I told him that I’m okay professionally with the move but personally I’m not. I didn’t want to be away from my parents who are both sick. I wanted to be nearby in case an emergency happens. So I was left with losing my job.
Just to be clear, I am not yet terminated – at least I hope I’m not. So I’d still have my job maybe until the end of my contract which is as far as I know is the end of August.
So yeah I lost this battle but this did not kill me. Same with my weight gain. I lost the battle coz I let go of myself so I ended up obese. But I’m still alive. I can still stand on my own two feet and I’ll just reload, gather, and come back even better.
It’s not yet the end of the world so this phase of my career is just a speed bump that I need to hurdle and I will. How much time will it take me to do so? I honestly don’t know but I won’t let it control my life.
Whoever reads this post and are in the same situation as I am – don’t give up. Be thankful of what you have – family, friends, love ones (even pets) – and be prepared to come back better than ever.
I just wish that people don’t have to go through these sort of things. This nonsense of people losing their jobs because big companies foul up and make bad decisions. Anyway, like I said – this is better than having personal challenges. So I’m still lucky.
Wish me luck!!!