To Migrate Or Not To Migrate
To begin with, I love my country and Philippines is home for me and will always be, my sister and her family (her hubby and son), brother (unmarried for now, but has a long time girlfriend) and our mom lives in Canada and they have been there for almost 10 years now (wow, how time flies) and yes, I contemplate going there every now and then, especially when I miss them so that I can with them, or when conflict arises and I want to be there to help solve it, but truth to tell, I think my life is here in the Philippines and given the choice, I don’t want to leave here, even if it means, I will not be with them. I do have my hubby and my kids here with me and I am quite content with where I am right now, I just don't know how to tell them that.
They do want us (hubby and kids) to go and live there, aside from the fact that we can be together there, they also believe that life will be better for us if we go there, but regardless of what they are saying, staying here in the Philippines is my choice as going there is theirs, I’m just not sure how to explain that to them so that they will understand that I don't want to. They say that life will be better for us if we go to Canada but I believe that a beautiful life can be had here in the Philippines as well. It will take a lot of effort, yes, but I know we can have it, that we can do it. I'm really hoping that one day I can tell them that we are okay here and that we won't be needing to go there... One of the best things for me to accomplish is complete financial freedom here in the Philippines and I believe slowly but surely we are getting there, not completely there yet, but getting there nonetheless
Do you think I'm wrong in choosing to stay in my country of birth? Am I really squandering a great opportunity by choosing not migrate to Canada? Should I really just suck it in and go there to satisfy my family's desires even if my whole being says 'no' just because 'life will be better' there?