I just filed my resignation letter a week ago.
Crazy, right? Before I tell you why, let me share to you a brief background about my career since 2010. I worked as a High School tutor while I was at 3rd year college. It was fun. You get to know teenagers and I also got the chance to share my weird and crazy experiences to them as well. It didn’t last because I wasn’t having fun at all. I told my boss, which by the way is my mom’s friend, that I quit. It was that simple for me but it was hard for them since it would be very hard to look for a tutor who is capable of teaching almost all kinds of subjects. I taught them Math, English, Calculus, Physics, Biology, etc. Maybe I was good at it or my brain just had a lot to accommodate. It isn’t something to brag because knowing a lot of things kill your soul or your happiness. That’s how I realized that I hated that job. I badly wanted to share what I knew but I just didn’t find the activity enjoying. I thought, maybe mentoring wasn’t the road for me.
I got pregnant with my little girl and I stopped college for a while. Skip the whole drama, I went to look for another job. I bumped into a big Job Fair signage that said “Get hired and you’ll get a free burger meal!”. I was thinking then, “Maybe that burger is for me!”. After I saw it, I updated my resume and prepared myself for an interview. I watched videos and looked up on the internet about that company. The next day, I went in early with my ever supportive partner and sat in the front seat. Call me over confident but I hate being anxious and I hate being called last. The recruitment guy called us to enlist ourselves and then we sat again. I was waiting for almost 30 minutes and my name got called. The first question was, “Is this the first work your applying for?”. I stopped for a minute and looked at the recruiter and said “Yes!”. I admit I lied. Too bad, he fell for it. I really don’t like discussing what happened in the past, it’s an attitude I don’t understand. The interview goes on and I guess he was impressed because he said, “You are now moving on to the final interview.” To cut the story short, I got hired. Yey! I was trained to become a call center agent for Linksys routers. It was all technical and I was almost hysterical because it was a rough topic for me. I admit I am into gadgets and computers but this one is a total different thing. So, I tried to pass and I did. I became a regular employee, earning above minimum wage and I was having fun with the people I worked with. I said to myself that this is the job for me. In the long run, around 10 months or so, I was pressured by the different demands of the company. It made me look for another job. I hesitated at first because I wanted to be there in a year’s time. However, I really didn’t survive at all. Call me a quitter and I admit it, I am.
God was nice to me, so He gave me another chance. I transferred to another location with my family. I applied to a prestigious company with a lists of stable accounts. I got hired and it was easy breezy. I didn’t have much to get pressured with in this job. I was working for a Gaming Console – XBOX by Microsoft. I was having so much fun, it wasn’t that exhausting. However, the life here isn’t the life I expected it to be. I earned way higher than my previous job. However, I have to pay bills, rent and etc. Every payday was almost consumed and I wasn’t able to save. I thought about it so much and I thought about the future of my kids. I said to myself, “You think about your kids, how are they going to start school, if you haven’t saved? Where will you be getting money?” It was tough. It wasn’t easy but I have to find ways. So I had this friend who gave me a part time job and I took it. I started writing again. It was crazy because I was working more than 10hours. I really thought I can pull it up and make it a regular thing, but it didn’t. I ended giving up again. I looked for an alternative where I can save and at the same time get the right money for my kids.
I had another friend who did online jobs and had bosses from UK and US. He referred me to a website for freelancers and I applied to a lot of online employers there. One of the employers whom I didn’t apply to sent me an email and told me they were interested in having me on their team, not as a writer but a s Website Enhancer for SEO. I was thrilled and I got the job. It was a good sign for me because I really wanted to go back to my hometown, work at home, have more time for my kids and save up. It was a God given gift and I am very thankful. I am now training for this company, while I am rendering the last two weeks of my XBOX job.
I resigned and I have finally decided. I am going back to Iligan! One of the major reasons that drove me was also about my education, I wanted to go back and finish my studies. This is a good way for me to juggle work, school and family. I know it will be hard and I am foreseeing a lot of challenges but if this is my pathway to success not just for me but for my family, I would gladly endure the challenges and face it with heads up. When you have faith in God and yourself, nothing’s going to beat you down.