If You Leave – Daily Prompt

Life is a series of beginnings and endings. We leave one job to start another; we quit cities, countries, or continents for a fresh start; we leave lovers and begin new relationships. What was the last thing you contemplated leaving? What were the pros and cons? Have you made up your mind? What will you choose?


Yes, life is a series of beginnings and endings. I left my country, the Philippines 33 years ago and I’ve been to different countries – Switzerland, France, Germany, USA. Then I met Him Indoors and we decided to get married in the UK. We stayed there for 4 years. Then we moved to Germany and have been living here for the last 25 years.

And as for jobs, I also have a lot of different experiences and jobs. Started with being an Algebra teacher after college and at the same time as a Medical Representative in the Philippines. When I was in Switzerland, I worked as a Secretary to one of the Missions in the United Nations Office. In America, I worked in the Computer Department. In the UK, I worked as an Assistant Statistician to their research department. Now, I’m a freelance General/Business English teacher/trainer in Germany.

So what now? We’ll probably retire in 8 years’ time and we’re thinking of different possibilities. We’re staying here in Germany, but would like to get away for their winters. So probably we’ll buy something in the Philippines and stay there for a couple of months. Depending on where HRH the son will end up staying, we would also like to be near him, at least, in the same continent.

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