Giving up that Dream Job for another priority in my Life!

 Why did I have to give up my dream job?

There has to be a good reason for me to just give up something so great a job prospect, being an Executive Assistant to the Manager of a very important Department in the financial industry. Better than good was my reason, I have a new priority in my life, my mom!

And to me nothing else mattered at that moment in time, not even giving up a dream job that was within my reach. I was already getting there so fast and all I needed was to ask for that dream job to be mine. Another University student was also aiming for that executive assistant job, but she still have a long way to go, three more semesters for her to get that job and I, on the other hand have my foot already planted at the door of opportunity. All I had to do was knock on that door and get the Manager to offer me the job after I have gained her trust and then hire me sooner or later.

But in the end, I guess that dream job wasn’t meant for me. I had to give it up for another priority in my life, one that has much more important meaning than any other jobs, being a volunteer to be the family’s caregiver to our mom who had a mild stroke so recently before I gave up my job at the banking world.

Losing a dream job that was within my reach wasn’t so easy to take but then I have other dreams to chase for now. Upon my retirement and having new priorities in life, then my other dreams can come true. This time I am talking about my dream of becoming a good artist, photographer, writer and poet. It’s something that I have always wanted to be, a ‘childhood dream’ come true!



Oly is the travel blogger, documentarian on, also a writer-poet, photographer and artist whose work constitutes a blog-documentary in many aspects of life, people, places, arts, culture and traditions, even architecture. It's about trips at home and abroad, also flashbacks of trips on years gone by, reminiscing memorable experiences then back to the future and now, all these in the new blog. You will see, hear and read about the travels, feasting on foods around the globe, meeting people in places that she visits and sharing their traditions and goodwill, who visits countries that others only dream about and who wants to share with you all of her experiences never to be forgotten in this lifetime. From her old hometown to her new home she will marvel you with stories, and show you how small the whole world really is; if you love to travel. Now, let's start that wonderful journey together.

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