I’ve been twittering this the past few days; now, I’m sharing it with you here.
Passport submitted for Visa application.
Just waiting for the release of the Visa, plane ticket and the issuance of monetary allowances.
I’ve never been away from my family (Tina+Gabby or even from my parents+siblings) for more than 4 days neither I have been abroad for work and not for leisure so you can’t blame me if I’m having mixed feelings for more than a week now. Although I am hundred and one percent certain of my decision, still a bit of anxieties begin to kick in.
I cannot be grateful enough for the blessings I’ve received the past week. It has been overwhelming. It’s in fact beyond my expectations.
I applied for a different position through a job hunting website but another local job from the same medical facility landed on my lap like effortless. Tuesday of last week, I received an invite via phone call for me to report to an interview. I obliged last Thursday. I was keeping my hopes high until I saw my co-applicant. I tried hard not to be intimidated by his presence despite the fact that he looked like far experienced than anyone and appeared neatly as someone from a Hugo Boss-catalogue head-to-toe. Nonetheless, I won the position.
During the presentation of myself to the kind HR manager, I was offered a position that’s hard to resist. Never mind if it entails reinventing myself into a new medical person via 30-day-all-expense-paid-training in their main branch in Tokyo, heck it’s in Tokyo and who would not want it? Never mind if my new job requires me to let go of teaching Medical-Surgical Nursing in both academe and review centers which has been my second skin and more so my bread and butter for 6 years now, I honestly welcome positive changes and personal+professional growths. I am so excited to join an internationally established huge medical office and be part of their local dynamic team.
I was told this morning that my Japan Visa will be available early next week and they wanted me to be in Tokyo to start the training on March 15 the latest. This is to stay on schedule for our grand launch in Makati sometime before the last week of April. I will join the Pinoy surgeons and other specialists who have been training there for some time now.
If the entire universe and constellations of stars will conspire on my side, I’ll fly to the training ground Friday of next week.
I might experience Sakura or the beauty of Cherry Blossoms but I will miss Lent and Easter Sunday.
I might see a Shinto wedding in Meiji Temple on a Sunday morning but I will miss the graduation of my son from Kindergarten.
I might eat authentic sushi, sashimi, ramen, sukiyaki but I will miss enjoying it with Tina+Gabby.
Thirty days away from family…
Rigid clinical training with state-of-the-art-medical equipments…
Local job that promises stability and career advancement…
Lord, bring it on!
Thank you so much!
PS : I will write and send photos to Tina+Gabby via this virtual home so keep me company, OK?
Please pray for me to successfully hurdle everything there particularly my training.
Kindly pray for my family not to miss me that much.
Wish me luck!
So help me, God!
C’mmon, let’s go to Tokyo soon!