Would you do the same, if you were me?

March 3, 2007 4:51pm CST
I am already 37 years old, I resigned from work june 2006 because of too many political problems and issues at work, which discouraged me to go on as an Area Manager for transportation operations (rent-a-car business). I am not happy anymore until when I studied a caregiver course, I found out that I was destined to be one, as I am a natural when it comes to taking care of people in need specially the sick ones. I am happy with what I have done so I finally decided to look for a caregiver job... in Taiwan Hospital but during the process of my papers, POEA and my agency had to take it slowly since there were too many requirements to fulfill... So, if left me with no alternative but to wait for my papers to be approved. I am happy this way but people around me specially my siblings always have a negative opinion with regard to my leaving the country and gives me discouraging comments like my agency is a fake... that I was fooled and the like inspite of the fact that I knew it is the other way around as I kept contact with agency and how my papers are moving. But my siblings kept on nagging me, which leads to a heated arguement every now and then. So, to top it all I opted to just keep quiet everytime people tease me that my dream of working abroad is immaterial. I just smile at them to be able to avoid arguements and tell myself that I just keep myself busy to divert the pain from what I am hearing (negative) around me. But sometimes I am already provoked to answer back... Please, tell me am I on the right boat with this decision of mine.
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• United States
3 Mar 07
Hi, welcome to mylot!!! I am about to turn 35 and I am in a field that I really don't like. I stumbled across it and it is and was a blessing financially if nothing else and of course that is the only reason I am still in this field. I admire your courage to step out of your comfort zone and take such a bold step. If you want something you never had, you have to do something you've never done. Regardless of this agency, it is up to you to make this work. I am sorry for everyone's negative thoughts and words. It may have been a bit tricky with the agency and now they are slowing things down, but nevertheless as I said it is up to you to make all of this work. You were brave enough to step out and I know that you will be smart enough to figure out a way to make this all work out. Even if it is not with this particular agency - DON'T GIVE UP AND DON'T GIVE IN. Let people talk, they will always do so. I wouldn't sit and let people disrespect you and tease you about your choice. I would say that I would appreciate if you would keep your negativity to yourself. I am not going to argue about my decision, it is my decision and my life. I was willing to take the risk and no matter how it turns out I will be fine and happy because I did something that I really wanted to do and if it is for that reason alone I won't ever be sorry for it, I won't ever beat myself up about it and it won't be a regret. I really admire you. there are soooooo many things that I would love to do and am really too scared and have soooo many bills that I feel chained to this desk and this life that I am regretting not being able to take this bold step. I really wish you all the best and pray for your success. I pray that I will be able to do the same very soon. My Sincerest regards always!!!