How To Follow A Nomadic Heart Without Breaking The Filipino Culture

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Filipino Culture

The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it.- Kalpana Chawla

At the present time, we see on social media sites people moving around, exploring places after one. I once asked myself if how can they even do that possible? Wherein, my Filipino culture says I should not go out alone, I should be settled by now…and this one is the best— I studied well and work abroad (OFW) and comes with it the ‘breadwinner’ thing. I should provide for the family.

So how we will deal with it if the culture that we have grown up with have set expectations towards us that is totally different from what we want to do with our lives? What if the cultural practice and traditions are not the same as the path we want to take?

Are we going to set aside those small and big dreams thinking that we have a lifetime to achieve them?

Are we going to adhere to the norms of the society and have our “what if’s” in the end?

Are we going to work for the rest of our lives and provide for the family and even extended families?

How are we going to achieve our dreams without totally abandoning a culture embedded with good values?

Armenia Trekking

By the way, I am Louiela, OFW based in Abu Dhabi.

I just came back from a very rewarding eight-month mid-career break. I spent almost five months (slow travels) in Caucasus Region (Armenia and Georgia) and another three months in Abu Dhabi while enjoying each day while searching for better opportunities back to the corporate world.

 

If you are planning to travel to Armenia and Georgia soon, you might love these free guide and itineraries:

Slow Travels to Tatev, Armenia

Exploring the Svanetian Mountains in Georgia

 

I worked before in one of the leading healthcare company, where every nurse dreamt to work with. Leaving the job, according to others was a risky decision. But for me, it was too easy to let go. I wasn’t happy anymore.

If you’re an OFW, you might be able to relate to my story: Why I Took A Mid-Career Break?

So ayon nga, ang balak ko lang talaga ay tatlong buwan. Kaya inihanda ko ang lahat. Survive na survive! Pero inabot ako ng walong buwan… Ang saya-saya di ba… kasi kaya ko… The power of dreams…

Pero ayan, balik na naman tayo sa nakalakhang kultura… the Filipino culture…

Paano na ang pamilya mo sa Pilipinas?

Dito ako sa aspetong ito nahirapan… Aminado naman ako… (Sinisi ko na rin minsan ang kulturang meron tayo eh…)

Kaya maraming salamat sa pagpapala… Di ko man ito mai-share financially, ang magagawa ko ay i-share ang mga bagay-bagay na nakatulong sa’kin…

 

Ilang taon na ang nakakalipas, tinanong ako, “Do you want to gain financial wealth and spiritual abundance at the same time?”

Yes!

Yes naman kaagad ako… Sino ba naman ang ayaw ng kayamanan, di ba? Ewan ko na lang sa may ayaw. Alam ko sa kultura nating mga Pinoy may sinasabi tayong “ganid sa pera.” Pero malayong magkaiba naman yata ang pinaghirapan at pinalago… May kasama pang spiritual abundance.

Napakalaki ng impluwensiya nito sa akin at sa nakararami. Mapapahaba pa ang kwentuhan natin if isa-isahin ko pa ang mga mabubuting naidulot nito sa akin… Pero heto ang link, if in case lang naman na gusto rin ninyong subukan…

Truly Rich Club

Koruldi Lakes

Minsan naiisip ko rin if part rin ba ng kultura natin or tanging isa lang ito sa sistema ng edukasyon sa bansa natin  ang mag-aral ng mabuti para makapagtrabaho… (Ito kasi ang pagkakaintindi ko eh…) Di ba pwedeng ayusin ang pag-aaral at gamitin mo ito nang magawa mo ang mga gusto mong gawin sa buhay… May pagkakaiba ba? 🙂

Pero okey lang, employee rin naman ako. Choice ko naman tu, maluwang sa kalooban… Nanghihinayang naman kasi ako sa lisensyang pinaghirapan kong i-achieve at masaya pa naman akong mamuhay dito sa Middle East.

Nakakatuwa lang kasing makakilala ng mga taong “the ones who chose how to live their life” ika nga… Andami kaya sa mga kababayan natin… Di ko nga alam if kasali ba ito sa ‘millennial’ thing na sinasabi eh… Pero magkakaiba eh, nagmula sa iba’t- ibang estado, may professional, may high school graduate, may mga employee, may nasa bahay lang… May mga nasa 20’s, meron ding mas mataas sa 40 years old…

Kaya ayon na naman ako… the power of action and the power of now… Kaylangan kong malaman anong sistema ang ginagawa nila… Marami sila eh… Iisipin ko pa bang scam?  Walang pagdadalawang-isip, kung nagagawa nila, ako pa ba? Malamang, ikaw rin… Kaya mo rin…

Ito yun oh, click lang po itong link…

Automated Business System (Ang lupit nila no… )

Na-open mo po ba ang link? Halata mo, di naman pagalingan sa pagsasalita ng English di ba… Pwede pa yata akong mag-Bisaya, Ilokano or Ilonggo dito… 🙂

Natutuwa lang talaga ako at may mga Pinoy na nakakagawa nito… Sana ako rin… Soon…

 

Kung sa nakalakhang kultura natin ay nasa iba’t-ibang field tayo para kumita… Dito, may mas madali…

Automated Online System

Chaladi glacier

Continue achieving your dreams dahil ang mga pangarap na yan ay nagmula sa Panginoon… At bawat isa sa atin ay biniyayaan ng passion para gamitin at tulungan tayong makamit ang mga mithiin na yan…

At once na-achieve mo na? Wag mong kalimutang i-share ang mga ito…to bless the world and others… Malamang, ang kwento mo ang siya ring paraan para makamit rin ng iba ang kanilang mga pangarap…

Nakakatuwa lang, dahil mula nuon hanggang ngayon, I continue to meet those people who are blessing the world with their God-given gifts and talents…. Regardless of cultural backgrounds and differences…

Kaya pwedeng-pwede na makamit ang mga pangarap kahit pa may mabigat na responsibilidad dahil sa kulturang meron tayo… Maraming paraan…

 

See you somewhere where dreams come true,

Louiela A.

Louiela Ann

A dream chaser... Louiela is an OFW based in UAE... A small town girl from Kiamba, Sarangani Province... A Nurse by profession who injected herself with much wanderlust. You can find her easily online.

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