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October 2

Two days ago marked the day when I officially became an OFW. Overseas Filipino Worker. I was 23 then. I admit, I wasn’t ready. But I had to for some personal and financial constraint reasons. It was indeed like a roller coaster ride for me. I experienced being sexually harassed on the road. Verbally harassed by the Superiors. I experienced having an empty wallet for the whole month, survived with the meals that our company provided for us. With all these, I managed. I struggled a lot, yes. But I managed and even made it to my 8th year, last year.

If, I have to live again, and given the chance to have the same opportunity, I’d be happy to cross the same path with open arms but with a little redirection, maybe.

Now that I am back home, a stay at home mom to my 2 year old daughter, I’m still proud to be tagged with this label “ex-OFW“. You need to be one to understand one.

Kudos to all OFWs!

YOUR DIGITAL MOM NEXT DOOR
A full-time home-based Marketing Manager by day, 24/7 Mom, and a Blogger at any time. I’m 42 and proud. Mom of Derelle & Erchelle, sharing my adventures as I walk through motherhood and having to do most things on my own while my Indian national husband works miles away from home.

3 Comments

  • luisa

    it must have been hard. i am not an ofw, my mom is and i do unerstand how sometimes it can be so tough. i have high respects for OFW. i will be one day.

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  • Ewok

    That is so true. I do agree that one needs to walk in another’s shoes before he/she can say I understand what you’re going through.

    I salute the overseas workers who sacrificed a lot, endured pain and loneliness. I am glad that you have managed to come out of it unscathed and now ready to tell your stories.

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