When SAHM-one Speaks Meme #9

Was there a time in your life when you thought “running away” was the only solution to your problem? Yes. It was year 1999. I was working in Makati with a monthly basic pay of P14,000.00 + Service Charge + Tips {I used to work as an Exec Sec to the GM in one of the fine dining restaurants in Makati}. Come to think of it, what I was receiving was almost equivalent to the offer that the Bahrain Employer had given me as a starting salary. To myself, I knew it was enough but not to the whole family, with a brother who goes to school everyday, a father who was sick during those times, and a mother who sees only the negative things due to our situation. I grabbed the opportunity mainly because of the pay and better benefits maybe, but along with it was to escape from reality. The more I see the problems right in front of me, the more I become weak inside me.  But because I didn’t want anyone to see me in that state, I chose to leave the country.

Somehow, that move made me stronger – a lot stronger yet a rewarding decision coz that’s where I built my own family. There maybe regrets in the past because of the decision that I made, but I guess I wouldn’t be me  – a better me, if not for that…

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Blogger since 2007 | Home-based Marketing Assistant | WAHM | Ex-OFW | Music enthusiast | Cactus and Succulent Hobbyist | A 41 y/o mom of two lovely girls sharing her adventures as she walks through motherhood and having to do most things on her own while her Indian national husband works miles away from home.

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