A total turn around

@toniganzon (49156)
Philippines
August 7, 2012 9:30pm CST
Have you ever made a decision that became the turning point in your life? A decision that totally changed everything that you've been used to? I am living in my comfort zone but I know that if I want change for a much better life I should get out of that zone and take a leap of faith. But just trying to imagine how I would start all over again and the difficulty I have to go through makes me cringe. I am not used to experiencing difficulties in life because people close to me are always there to rescue me or do things for me. But I know I should do something now for my family and for myself.
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5 responses
• Philippines
8 Aug 12
I am in the very same situation with you here in my present job! I've reached my comfort zone and I feel like I'll slowly lose my compassion anytime. I have an option to change my career path now but there are so many if's and but's. Thinking of the pro's and con's has given me sleepless nights. Then there's the risk of losing everything good and stable that I have now, that although deep inside I really, really feel I can do this and excel if I do make that shift, but what if I don't? What will happen to me? My husband did not give me a go signal when we talked abOut it but he also did not discourage me. He told me to think it over and decide for myself. That made it harder because I'm really torn in between crossing the line of change or not. :(
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@toniganzon (49156)
• Philippines
8 Aug 12
Thank you for sharing this. It made me a bit feel better to know there's someone out there who is in a similar situation. Anyway, my husband is very supportive and we already made plans. So I have decided and hope my mind won't change to pursue my plan in October. Hope we will make the right decision and be happy with it.
8 Aug 12
oh my goodness i completely know how you feel! see below for my response!
8 Aug 12
I feel exactly the same at the moment to be honest. I may have an offer of a new job and it's really scary as I have been with this company for 5 years, and have it really easy. I can come and go as I please, and do whatever I want, and I am comfortable and relaxed. This new place would be strict and I would have to be really careful and watch what I do and say and meet all new people! However, it's a good bit more money.. works out at like an extra £200/£250 a month extra after tax.. Do I give up my work comfort, for more money that will bring me more comfort in my work life?
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@toniganzon (49156)
• Philippines
8 Aug 12
It's difficult to decide right? Especially when you're already in your comfort zone. There are a lot of factors to consider. So we really have to think hard about it. May the Lord give us a sign.
@singlemommy (2953)
• United States
8 Aug 12
I have made many decisions in my life that seemed to be turning points for me, some good and some bad. I think it is all apart of life. I made one of these decisions just a few months ago. I decided to move closer to my parents. It was a 300 mile move which I might add I had moved the 300 miles away from my family about 14 years ago, so moving back was a very big decision. While the move has been hard on me, I do think it is for the best and I'm hoping everything turns around for me for the good really soon.
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@toniganzon (49156)
• Philippines
8 Aug 12
Thank you so much for sharing your own experience. You are brave for making such a decision and hope i would be too.
@hsofyan (3448)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
8 Aug 12
Out of your comfort zone, making us independent and grow up. It's my choice.
@toniganzon (49156)
• Philippines
9 Aug 12
And i hope to make that choice soon too.
• Vietnam
8 Aug 12
I don't really understand clearly what the situation you are in. But if you want to escape something, you must do something. If you are lean from your family to live, you must find theway to make money yourself. Also, good luck to you.
@toniganzon (49156)
• Philippines
8 Aug 12
Hi, since i didn't tell in details the exact predicament i'm in, it means i'm not comfortable sharing and maybe i don't need an advice. I'm only asking if people here have experienced making important decisions that were very difficult to make. I am making money for myself already and have been the sole provider of my family. Hope you will share your experience in making decisions instead. Thanks.