When I was in college, I thought, to work abroad was the last option for my professional career. In conclusion, I realized I’m both right and wrong. I’m right; I did everything in my hand to have a decent earning in my home country. And yes, it was my last option at the time. Hence, I became part of the statistics of Overseas Filipino Workers. On the other side, I was wrong; as this is my short-term last option. In my heart of hearts, I am now part of my greater journey in the future. And see life in a perspective of gratitude and faith. Only time can tell if I speak empty words.
I’m not promoting or romanticizing the life of an expatriate in Saudi Arabia. No rainbows and unicorns here. In the grateful eye, though it is hard sometimes, this is still a good life.