The past few weeks of unemployment and job searching has got me thinking, how I ended up here in Thailand. Thailand has been my home for the past 4 years. I honestly know how to navigate around Bangkok better than in Manila. I used to be more knowledgeable about it but living in Thailand made me forget most of it.
So on my most recent trip to Manila, I took the public transportation to get around the city and I did got lost at some point. Good think I can speak the language and got my way around it.
Back to the topic, it all started when I was in my 3rd year of university in the Philippines. I was almost done with my bachelor’s but I had the opportunity to study in Thailand.
I remember being hesitant before as I haven’t left my beloved country ever since I was born. And imagine, being alone in a country where I don’t speak the language and not knowing anyone. And I was 17 that time and was scared as hell. Good thing, I decided to take that opportunity and it all led me to where I am now.
It’s that one decision that changed everything about how I am now and made me see the world in another perspective. The decision to have a new life in a country that I am not familiar with.
After that decision, a statement had been really helpful in making me realize that when it comes to facing big life decisions, this sentence puts me at ease;
“If it scares you, then it must be the best choice for you.”
Why you ask?
It helped me determine whether I am too comfortable with my current situation. If I am, then I’m in my comfort zone. This happens to me and I’m sure to some of you guys as well that when you try to do something out of your comfort zone, it scares the heck out of you. And I have embedded in my mind that if it scares me, I know that this decision will push me to my limit and see the potential that I had in me all along.
I am a big scaredy cat! I get scared easily to the point that I haven’t watched any horror movie for 4 years and it has been very consistent after that. Hahaha
Anyways, I just wanted to write about this realization of mine. A reminder for my future self to never stay in one place and grow to improve!
To, you who are reading this post right now, whatever decisions you need to decide on. Think of the option that you know will push your own potentials and is not a part of your comfort zone.
Kick “life” in it’s own butt! Do what you gotta do and own it!