I've been living here in Manila for more than 7 years now. It was tough but I was able to manage independently. And I can say that I still keep trying to survive life here in the polluted and quite congested Metro Manila. There's not enough job in the province back then. So as an ideal fresh grad from a not well-known University in the province, I made that tough decision to be away from my loved ones hoping to find a better life here. But I was thinking, am I living a better life right now? That, I'm not sure.
I'm well aware that I'm not getting any younger. When I turned 30, I realized I'm not living my dreams yet. Maybe because I didn't push myself too hard. I easily get contented and when I get bored or something happens at work, I quit my job and find another one. I feel like I'm wasting my life here in Manila.
Sometimes I think about working abroad. It's scary but it's a not a bad idea. I just haven't browsed the internet for some opportunities overseas though. I haven't really made up my mind about taking it seriously.
If I were to choose, I'd still want to go home in my province and live a simple yet comfortable life back there. Just thinking about it makes me smile right now. I can get a job there, I know that. If the salary won't be enough, I might try to get a home-based job online. I would be in the comforts of my home and the best of it all, I'd be able to take care of my family and just be with them. Not a bad idea at all! :)