I have not blogged for more than a week now because I went on a little “Food Quest”. I’ve never traveled this way before – going to a different place just to experience the food. But I tried it because they say that the best way to know a city or a country is to taste its food. So I visited Penang, Malaysia and Cebu City, Philippines. I will write more about my experiences soon but before that, I’d like to tell you about a recent change.
I never thought I’d say it. I never thought I’d quit my job to follow my dreams. But two weeks from now, I will be saying goodbye to the company I’ve been with for 3 years and 4 months so I can travel more next year and get involved in things that I love.
I actually did not expect to quit my job this soon, but the entire process pissed me off. I’m a copywriter and I entered the company as a copywriter. But now they’re “upgrading” me, training me to be graphic designer / call center agent because copywriting jobs are out.
I understand that businesses progress, but I don’t like the idea that you have to force an employee to do something that’s way out of her or his field. It’s like asking a doctor to handle a corporate law case. I guess it’s okay to be molded into something that will help you develop your skills but I didn’t study literature to create a website logo and I sure as hell did not study literature to answer phone calls.
I know that quitting this job is risky but I’m determined to follow whatever my heart tells me to do. Money may not come in easily but at least I’m doing something I love and not something I’m going to regret for the rest of my life.
So July 26 is my last day at work. Afterwards, I’m not sure where I’ll go — I may get a temporary copywriting job just to do something or work in a guesthouse (to be honest, I hate being idle). But in February of 2014, I will leave the Philippines to travel indefinitely.
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