Looking back from where I am right now, I ought to give myself a pat on the back for having gone through a long grueling journey. Although tough, it has also led me to realize how much happiness is important to me. All this while, I was yearning something my other jobs could not adequately provide. Its not that money isn’t important, just that it is not very high on my list of priorities.
You see, when I first started out as a fresh graduate, all I wanted to was to make money to pay off my study loans. Granted, I could have earned much more had I stayed on in my industry… but then again, what is the point of having to rely completely on material and money to feel happy and satisfied? I’m happy to gain financial independence, but something was missing.
After switching to my second job in a completely new industry, the same thing happened as well. Not to mention that I was under going therapy for my bout of depression. I guess monetary incentives lost its touch. At least for me.
And the unexpected happens. It turns out that leaving the job behind and venturing into something I wanted to do is so much more appealing… not to mention being truly happy for something that I wanted for once.
You see, for all so in the past, I never managed to lead a normal life, and by normal, I mean the things that I would so wish I had done back then. Alas, perhaps, I will never know…. not in this life time.
Perhaps the above paragraph will shed light to why I chose to go into Social Work. Will write more
Till then, take care!