Tuesday, September 7, 2010

OFW po ako

It has been a while since I last posted something on this blog. Really long while. A seemingly relaxing hiatus for me and for my search for greener pasture.

And so yes, I went out of the country to earn a better salary. Much better, at that.

But yes, I'm still aligned with what I studied in college. Not underemployed. Not underpaid.

Just perfect.

Let me just get everything straight, I'm here not for the sake of earning a bunch of bread for myself, but for my mom.

But what seems to be the best thing about working abroad?

Aside from the money, you get to start a whole new life for yourself, start a whole new story that everybody will surely love to read.

You get to meet a lot of friends, people from your own country who went to that place with the same reason that you have.

You get to discover a lot about yourself, reflect on what life has become for the past years.

You get to learn.

You get to earn.

We will all have different reasons and answers to that question.

But one thing's for sure, you will live a life full of ooohhhhs and aaaaahhhhs that you never realized you can do.

Ako po ay isang OFW.

And I'm mighty proud to be one.