Why did I decide to leave? I decided to leave my job because of the following: 1. for professional development 2. sweet escape from the struggles Why am I still here? 1. grace of God 2. I chose not to leave because I enjoy the life here - I enjoy the work and Church. Who are the people I value and need to spend time with despite living apart? 1. my partner 2.my favourite friends 3. my family Am I becoming a stranger to my family and friends? With friends, I think it's a yes. We are not connected like we used to. I have this attitude that when I'm far away with friends, I get shy of talking to them. But I don't know, probably when we see each other again our relationship will be like before. With family, I'm good with them. Family issues were there but I can manage. Am I closer to reaching my goals? I just let God work on me for this case. I just enjoy my job, serving the church, and my solitude. When do I plan to come home? When I'm emotionally and financially ready to have my own family. What kind of life do I want for myself after my overseas journey? A life wherein I can apply the learnings I had in my overseas life. A better life for me and for my family. Am I happy? Yes. Sometimes it comes with sadness because it's a part of happiness!