I currently don’t own a job. Yes, I am now part of the growing number of unemployed Filipinos in the country. Like what the saying goes, everything has its end and true enough, change is the only constant thing in this world. So people kept on asking me why I decided to quit and give up a good paying job. Two things, first my mom needs me and second I am not anymore happy.
I am Nurse by profession, graduated from a very royal and pontifical Catholic school in the country. I am embodied with different core values of Saints, passed my course regular with no failing grades. But those credentials failed me to land a job in my field though I’ve managed to ace my licensure exam with an above average percentage. Perhaps, my effort wasn’t highly enough or should I say, my attention to land a job in my “zone” wasn’t my best interest that time. I really wanted to take up something in line with Advertising, Publishing or Arts before. I wished to travel, write and tailor clothes. For one reason or another, due to peer pressure and hearsay maybe, I ended taking up Nursing.
So after passing the board, my family wanted me seriously to work abroad and perhaps continue higher education. We have relatives overseas and finding work there would be not as difficult as it should. I felt blessed. But I refuted such opportunities to pass by, that time; my mind was set to complete something I wanted aside from getting that piece of plastic with my name and profession printed. My decision to take a detour of my career made my father angry and mom so upset. I then entered the promising industry of Call Center.
The industry was really tempting, not because I get to have more than the average salary but because of how homey and easy work was. It was less strenuous unlike hospital stuff. I’ve gained exceptional closest friends, experience learned not based from theories or formulas and I felt love and rejection too. I never thought that I’m working either,it was like playing and just having fun.One only becomes productive and dynamic with the element of happiness. It’s a catalyst.
I had the best moments of my two years with the industry. It was great but I had to leave.
I am writing this piece inspired from a friend with her post that says like, she thought she wasted so much time with how long years passed, but those “wasted years”, in my case alleged by my parents and some friends where times I’ve willfully learned things on my own feet and would be the best and happiest years of my life yet. Happiness is a very worthy investment and those two “wasted years” would be the unparalleled example for that.
Now, I’m back from start as a Nurse but this time it’s different, I am more equip and intelligent. God will never put us to where we are now with no purpose; stop complaining why you finished Nursing when you could’ve taken up Journalism or any Fashion related course, why you’re still single, underprivileged or even your skin color.
Life isn’t always a box of chocolates, but isn’t permanently a stack of thorns .Life is simple. When you ask for apples and life throws you lemons, don’t fret. Make some lemonade. Just bloom right where you’re planted. Grow and branch over.