Last Sunday, I finally celebrated Christmas in the Philippines. I finished my two-year contract in Saudi Arabia and filed an exit. No more plans of coming back. I’ll try other countries. I want to experience another culture that’s way different from mine. Again.
We all experienced one way or the other how it’s hard to do things that we planned ourselves. Instead of studying, we watched television or YouTube. We’re online in Facebook Messenger instead of doing that overdue thesis.
I finally met most of my relatives and some of my friends. I admit this makes me think not to write a blog post. Make an exemption just for this week. But, I remember how I felt when I abandoned my blog for more than a year. I also wrote last week consistency is better than cleverness.
This article is my weekly due to my commitment — post in my blog every Wednesday. Perhaps also to my ego. To tell myself I did what I told myself I should do. Even if nobody cares except me.
I spent 26 months of my life in Saudi Arabia. Two days ago, I finally set my feet on the ground of my homeland — the Philippines.
I don’t know how to tell you enough all my experiences in Saudi Arabia. My life journey in the middle of the desert pushed myself to the limits. The physical and emotional struggles are painful to bear.
Too painful I had to hold on to my faith. Which is good by the way.
“It is in the ordinary events of every day that we develop the proactive capacity to handle the extraordinary pressures of life” ~From Stephen Covey’s book “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”
Laundry + Podcast = Life Changing Education, huh?
Oops, I can’t help myself to put equation for this blog post. I’m an engineer after all. An odd kind of engineer.
“When you say ‘yes’ to others make sure you are not saying ‘no’ to yourself.” —Paulo Coelho
Everyone knows there are times it is tough to say “no” to someone. There are also times we hate it when people say “no” to our demands. We felt rejected, right?
I’ll tell you my recent story. The freedom and consequences of this two-lettered word.
My job contract was already finished last October. I should be blogging already in the comforts of my home country.