I know, I know… you’re getting bored about this list already. Just bear with me one more Friday. Promise, this is the last part.
1.I didn’t want to leave the Philippines, and I didn’t expect to live in the US. In fact, even up to this day, my husband knows how I still want to go back and stay for good in Manila.
2.It was during one of my annual vacations when I was introduced to F (now my husband). No sparks, wala lang.
3.Leaving the Philippines was the only way for us to keep the relationship going. F was spending too much for overseas calls and it came to a point when I didn’t want to go back and forth to NY anymore. Add the time difference between NY and Manila and it was a big mess. I’d be at work when he’s sleeping for the night, and he’s at work when I’m home at night.
4.When I finally moved to NY, I stayed at my sister’s house in Long Island and started working as a sales and marketing consultant for a Home Care Agency.
5.After our wedding, I was really shocked having to do all the chores I’m not used to doing, and I wasn’t only doing it for myself, I was doing it for two.
6.Six months after we got married I quit my job and became a full time housewife. When I was still in the Philippines, everybody in my family knew I wanted to retire at the age of 40. They’d balk at the idea because, who would retire at their prime? I did, I wanted to. The stress and demand of the job was too much.Well, I did retire… not at 40 but well ahead of 40.
7.I have respect and know the value of hard earned money. I’m a saver, and this brings me back to #6. I made sure my hard earned money was invested and safe, more so because of my obsession to quit my corporate career at 40.
8.Staying home was a big change and jolted my system the first month. Suddenly, I have all the time to sleep and do my chores leisurely.
9.I have no regrets switching my thriving and promising career to a full time life of domestic bliss.
10.I’m happy, contented and I couldn’t ask for more. God has been so good. I can only thank Him for all the blessings.