Was there a time in your life when you thought “running away” was the only solution to your problem? I actually did. Being the breadwinner 15 years back, I was also the absorber of the not-so-good mood in the household. I see the problems everyday. I see right in front my eyes what and where we lack. I feel the tension. I carry the loads. I thought going somewhere will at least unload half of it. Financial wise, I’d be able to earn more and send money home. At least I won’t see the problems everyday, and if there are, I’d just have to send money and that was it.
I was wrong. It wasn’t the solution. It took me a while till I get used to the situation and the label of being an OFW. It wasn’t an easy journey. I’m really glad I’m over it now. I survived. I learned that running away is not a solution. Of course, it isn’t. And that is what I am doing now, I face the problems I am going through one at a time.