Do you have a plans of working overseas, become an Overseas Filipino, work abroad from Philippines, or finally moving abroad, to start a new life in other country? It is not going to be that easy if this would be your first time to work and live outside the Philippines. You have to leave your family, friends, you are going to miss the foods and other stuffs. But living abroad is not a bad idea. It brings endless opportunities and despite the cons, there are still lot of reasons why you should consider the thought of moving abroad. Here are some of the reasons why:
1. You will develop a sense of independency.
We Filipinos are known to have a close family ties and many families still follow the extended family structure wherein children still live with their parents even after marriage. It will be different when you move abroad, you will have to live on your own and figure lot things out on your own, without the help from your parents or other people who are close to you.
2. It will take you out of your comfort zone.
Because you are in other place, you have to do things different from your usual daily routines. You will be having lot of first time experiences. You have to deal with a different culture. But once you step out of your comfort zone, take the risk and make the most out of every experiences, you will one day realize that you are capable of doing lot of things because you try.
3. You will meet persons with amazing stories.
You will never know who are you going to meet when you live abroad. You might meet a person with a unique life perspective which can alter your mind and change your life for the better. Meeting new persons can give you the opportunity to look at life through others eyes and that's how you'll grow as a person.
4. You will appreciate simple things more.
Appreciating the beauty of the new country you are in or just by talking to your new found friend and having a cup of coffee with this person can bring you so much joy. You will realize that happiness in life is not only gained by having expensive things but it also comes through the little things.
5. You will always be a tourist.
When you have free time, you will have the opportunity to explore the new country you're in and you will have the chance to discover beautiful places and sceneries. It always feels so good to just appreciate the nature and the beauty of God's creations.
"Settling into a new country is like getting used to a new pair of shoes. At first they pinch a little, but you like the way they look so you carry on. The longer you have them, the more comfortable they become."
-Tahir Shah, In Arabian Nights
Again, living outside the Philippines will never be that easy, you will have to find Filipino jobs, or companies hiring Filipino workers and do OFW work but it will always be worth it. So when you'll have the opportunity, take it!
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