Life is about choices. You choose how your life's gonna be. When the ball is in your court, it is your choice what to do with it. I have made a very important decision of my life today. Something that I've been thinking about for the past year. It is not one easy decision to make but with the support of my loved one, I have finally taken the step. I also have support from the people around me.
I have chosen to get out of my 9-5 job. Alhamdulillah. I have finally say it out loud and so sure about it. I have problems making decisions, about choosing the many choices in front of me.. but this one comes almost naturally to me. Something that I want to do for so long. What happens after this? That's for me to find out. At least I've taken a step further, no longer in my comfort zone.
I've told some people about it today got a few responses.. two of them being "you are rich, so you can afford not working!".. huh? Me, rich? It's all about money these days isn't it! Having being through many rough patches in life, especially where finance is involved, I know what it's like not having money. But as I advanced through life, with still some financial hiccups, I believe life is not all about money. The myth is, you'll be happier if you have more money. The truth is, it is your choice to be happy, money or no money.
The reason I took this step is so that I can spend more time with my family. To raise "a batch of kids" who obviously lack parental attention! I have come to a point where I am neither here nor there. In juggling time between work and family, I have become such a monster to my kids and my career is not advancing any further (though the money is good). I believe I am only capable of handling one. So obviously, and of course, I choose my family. I love my kids dearly, I wouldn't trade them with any money in the world. After all I am the one (and my other half!) who brought them into this world anyway! So I better do a good job on raising them.
So what choice have you made today?