I was on the fence back in 2017. I wasn’t sure if I was going to take a long journey to South America, or wait it out and see how it played out in Thailand. Nonetheless, I was a scared child — AGAIN! I wasn’t sure what was going to happen next. I’m so grateful I stuck things through and battled out a very toxic old job. Now? Well let’s somewhat review what has happened.
I think I worked at about 6-8 places. One physical environment, a potential employer that interviewed me (and pressured me to hurry and get a visa) had a stench to it. I trusted my instincts and bombed everything at the end.
Of course I’ve mentioned the wheel of life on so many occasions already, but what I will do is talk about how bad my physical environment was suffering at the beginning of the year. From detoxing from a terribly racist job, to almost accepting another terrible job. I’m so fortunate and grateful that I went with my heart, and now my physical environment is about a 9.5.
However, the focus is you.
Ask yourself these questions.
- Am I content with my workplace? If I am, will it take me to the next level next year?
- If I’m not growing in my job, what steps can I take to look elsewhere?
- How’s my home life? Am I enjoying myself at home?
- Do I enjoy coming home at night? Is my neighborhood safe? Is there privacy and serenity where I live?
My condominium has been peace. Sure, there’s an annoying security lady who eavesdrop when I walk into the lobby and gives my students dirty looks “as if they’re prostitutes — that’s the Thai mentality — I suppose.” Other than that, it’s fantastic and I’m resigning a new contract.
How about my job? Well, after a few cold shoulders and misunderstandings, I’ve been working at this “primary” job for about 7 months already. There are multiple branches of this place…and some places are not good AT ALL, but I’m fortunate to have landed at a great place to teach. The money sucks, but it’s just a source of income that will be finished next year. The other places I LOVE!!
So, it’s your turn…..