I woke up this morning with some arbitrary thoughts.
You know, most of us have been staying in our comfort zone for a long time. Well, I am. Since we’re young, we were sent to school, and forced to study hard to excel in examinations. UPSR, PMR and SPM, we strived for it and continued our study to the next level, matriculation. Then, we pursued studies to university, obtained a scholarship and after graduated, worked in a well known company, earned big money, bayar hutang kereta, get married, compete with colleague, earn bigger money, bayar hutang rumah, struggle in work and earn bigger bigger money, again sampai mati.
Well-planned life? Yes alhamdulillah, I’m one of them. Plain and easy. Nothing to dazzle people at all.
I talked to my husband and asked, “Have you ever thought to quit the job, migrate to other country and start a new life?”
He said that his friend once did that. I’m not sure to which country, but he ended up back in Malaysia and continues working as engineer. I have a colleague who’s doing that thing too. He is an excellent employee, but he gave up his job during he’s still on top of it, (he himself and his girlfriend actually!) migrated to NZ. He gave himself 6 months, if it wasn’t good, he’ll get back to Malaysia for good. So he started his difficult life there, migrating from north to the south, east to west of NZ and living their life there as harvester, ‘pemetik epal and anggur’. From a guy who used to build a computer system in the lab, to a guy working in a farm, interesting, no?
After six months, life still not that good and below their expectation, and their Visa expired; they went back to Malaysia and get a job at another big company, continue working as engineer. Both of our friends flunk at another country but precious experience gained, and that’s something really worth a try!
So, are you daring enough to risk your life? I would, if only I’m not married yet or this company offers sabbatical (still in the safe mode kan?). Hmmmm. People say, resign when you’re at the top of your career, then you’ll make yourself a legacy, just like Tun Mahathir.