Let’s have some coffee

Hi friend! Thanks for meeting me on short notice. I’ve been so confused and problematic that I need to vent out. Let’s go sit by the window and chat for a while. 🙂

If we were having coffee right now… I’d tell you that I have my eyes set out on the new iPhone. It doesn’t matter what color I get. I just need to upgrade my 4s. It’s slowly dying on me. But financially speaking, I don’t think I need a new phone…

If we were having coffee right now… I’d share with you my plan to write a proper essay type piece (?) every end of the month. I’m thinking something political? Or maybe something related with my country. Just a little something every month that I’ve worked hard for. I just want to add a little something new to the blog.

If we were having coffee right now… I’d tell you that here comes the best part of my coffee date with you today. Here comes the great news! I got chosen as one of the few people in our company who has a chance to go work abroad. This is such good news. The chance of getting picked in the raffle is very small and by some miracle I got chosen.

As you may know however, my dad is sick. This complicates things for me. I am a very family oriented person and I can’t imagine leaving to go work abroad while my dad is sick. I can’t fathom being in another country when my dad needs me and when everything about his life is uncertain. I just can’t imagine myself leaving when I see him fighting for his life. He gave me my life and his life for us. I can’t repay him by leaving.

On the flip side, I think that this opportunity is once in a lifetime. I know that I had doubts and didn’t think that I’d get chosen but I did. I don’t want to let this chance go. I also want to try things for myself.

But to make matters worst, I’d also tell you that I want to quit my job. I have too many reasons to leave and the only reason holding me back is the chance to work abroad.

Now I’m confused and I don’t know what to do. Should I wait for this uncertain assignment or just leave the company?

If we were having coffee right now… I’d tell you I really need your opinion and I’d want to know what you think I should do. I’m confused and right now I’m just settling. It’s not something I normally do and I’m not comfortable with it. I’d love to know what you have to say in the comments and I hope you have a better week than mine. 🙂

Until next week,


6 thoughts on “Let’s have some coffee”

  1. Congrats on getting chosen to work abroad! How long will the posting be? My two cents: Overseas work experience is always great. (This is me speaking from experience.) It gives you an edge, a chance to look at things from different views, to be exposed to different culture, and obviously to see new places and meet new faces.
    On the other hand, I’m sorry to hear about your dad. It’s hard being away from your family especially when one of your loved ones is unwell. Also, think about whether the overseas posting will rekindle your love with your job? Or make you feel even more miserable?
    Having said all that, it all comes back to you. Listen to your heart. All the best!

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  2. So sorry to hear about your Dad, Kat. You have lot going on. Moving abroad is a big step and congratulations!!! It’s a great opportunity. I’ll be in a conundrum too if I were you…whatever your decision is, it will only be the right one. x.

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  3. Hi Kat, So sorry to hear about your Dad. I think that would be the toughest reason to overcome in making the move abroad. Have you talked to him about it? When I moved abroad I felt like a huge weight had been lifted once I told my parents and found out that they were tremendously in favor of the move. If my Mom had been sad and asked me to stay, I don’t think I would have been able to overcome that, but her support meant that I had the encouragement I needed to proceed. It might be worth talking to him about. That said, I don’t think I would be able to leave if one of my parents was sick, so I understand your apprehension.

    In terms of the job itself, I would move abroad and worry about leaving at another time. Few companies will give you this opportunity and the fact that you are willing to leave gives you enough flexibility to move back at a moments notice if you don’t like it when you get there.

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    1. Hi Sarah (I’m guessing its you 😀 ) I did talk to him about it and he seems supportive. Tbh, I’m not sure if he really is or he’s just hiding it. I guess we’ll talk about it more once the “move” becomes real. Right now we are just trying to stay positive with everything that’s happening in our lives. 🙂

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts! It really means a lot. Stay safe!



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