Upon receiving the offer letter, I knew things were moving fast.
Deciding two options, to accept the promotion and stay in the corporate world
or to live your dreams. Which will you choose? It was a tough decision.
I din't share much to my parents because I knew it will impact my decision.
Growing up in a typical asian family, there was a mentality to stay in school,
study hard, get good grades, graduate from a good school and get a financially
stable job. In Malaysia, among my peers, the highlighted careers where everyone
was heading to was being an accountant, a lawyer, an architect, and etc.
I wasn't a good fit to either of the careers mentioned and felt the need to fit in that
category. My mum was working in a bank for 15 years and got me thinking that
it was the path I was supposed to be following too.
In the end, I din't take up the promotion, left my previous company with heavy hearted
and decided to live my dreams. I decided it was now or never before I turn 30 and I did it.
2 weeks before, I broke the news to my mum while she was reading newspaper.
I din't expect much and to my surprise, my mum was supportive but there was a perception
of taking a job which doesn't require a degree and referred to as high paid waitress job.
Telling my dad was even worst, he din't support me being an air hostess and told me
that I will regret my decision. So I decided to filter everyone's opinion and live the way I want to live.
I had farewell parties, met up with old friends and packed my bags to say goodbye.