Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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What would I have done?

Chatting with my niece who has recently graduated from university and spending time working for my sister's business. She's evaluating her current choices and future options.

If I could turn back time. What would I have done differently?

Well, for one, I would have probably balanced studies and social life. I would have probably worked on developing strong friendships. Perhaps go into a relationship. It's not that I was so unlikeable in the past. I had my fair share of suitors but my world revolved around my own bubble that I didn't see anyone apart from myself and studies.

If I did that:
- I'll have close friends to talk to now and laugh about the past 👯‍♂️
- I'll probably have a different partner in life who would have respected and love me the way I deserved to be treated 👑

Another thing that I would change is the place of work. If I could turn back time I won't work in Manila. I'll stay in the province. Work on my own business. And grow there. 🤷‍♀️

If I did that, I would have been more successful. Or be successful. 

Not to mention that I would have been closer to my family. And that I won't lose the feeling of home. 🏠

I'm a visitor in Singapore. Even if I have lived her for so long. It could never be mine. I feel at home here but it's not home. I'm a visitor in our province. I'm no longer a local. I'm lost.

The only thing that makes me happy as a result of my life choices are my kids. Without them, life would have totally sucked. 

But then again, I can still have them even if I change my choices. If only I knew of IVF 25 years ago.

What if you could be anything, or anybody, you chose to be? Think about it. What would you choose to be? 
- Nido Qubein