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A Difficult Choice

Have you experienced a time when you need to make the toughest decision in your life? How did you cope with it?

I remember a time when I had to make a choice between a good opportunity working abroad but leaving my family behind. My kids were too small that time. It was a great opportunity of earning more than I did here in the country. The motivation was so strong because most of my friends told me that it was a package of a lifetime. When I talked to my husband about it, he made me decide on my own but reminding me of all the considerations I had to weigh.

The thought of giving my family a better and luxurious life overwhelmed me so much. Although my husband was in full support, I felt that time that he never wanted me to leave but caught in the middle of wanting to make me grow professionally as well.

In the end, I decided to let that opportunity passed because I realized that I could not leave my family behind in exchange of treasure that I could possibly get far away from them. I never regret that decision but it made me realize how I love my family more than any riches the world can offer.

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CalmGemini wrote on August 12, 2015, 1:00 AM

I am glad to know you made a decision which you did not have to regret later on.I can see from your posts how much you love your family.

AdGoggleKo wrote on August 12, 2015, 9:36 AM

I never dreamed working abroad. For me, it's all about money money money. I love simple living. :)

irenen1 wrote on August 12, 2015, 10:05 AM

You need to have priorities. Sometimes it is easy to forget to what ends you are working.

LoudMan wrote on August 12, 2015, 2:20 PM

You're probably better off for it. Many of those "work abroad opportunities" are really just human trafficking scams.

cheri wrote on August 12, 2015, 9:03 PM

Yes I do really love them and they are always my priority.

cheri wrote on August 12, 2015, 9:04 PM

Being simple is better but sometimes when life gets harder and there is an opportunity to make it better you will bethinking of grabbing it.

cheri wrote on August 12, 2015, 9:06 PM

True and I know very well what priorities are and I have no regret with that decision

cheri wrote on August 12, 2015, 9:07 PM

I am also aware of that. That also scared me so I decided not to go there anymore

Paulie wrote on August 13, 2015, 3:25 AM

You definitely made the correct decision because your family should be more important than any of the riches in the world.

DanieGirl8587 wrote on August 13, 2015, 4:20 PM

I'm glad you chose your family over money. Yes money is nice and makes life easier, but time with family can never be wound back.