Moving back to Asia/Indonesia felt like a good reset. It is a different world living in Jakarta. The people, the lifestyle and the place are so incredibly diverse and very far from Toronto and Canada…
How would this play out, the different culture, different life, different job and being all alone? I was not sure how it would all pan out in the long run. Thank goodness for social media, WhatsApp, FaceTime, Facebook and Instagram. While I am usually not a fan of social media, it sure helped me shrink the distance between my friends and family.
The job opportunity came about from my friends in Jakarta who own MD Pictures. They were going to go public with the company and had to fill a few positions. While having lunch in Toronto on their visit for a film shoot, we got talking, that is where the opportunity arose out of the blue.
My goal was always to live in Bali… After all, it was the destination of choice for the kids and me. Now it would only be a short flight away and not the usual 24 hours from Toronto. In my mind, most retirees want to live in Florida, Costa Rica or wherever their hearts desire.
This way I felt I would be a step ahead of where I eventually wanted to be. The thought process for me was simple, do something different in a different place.
After being in the same business, dealing with the same problems and the same customer. I was looking forward to what I thought and truly believed to be a much-needed change.
It wasn’t because I didn’t like the people or the industry. I was tired of it and after the closing of our business, I gave this so much thought. I came to the conclusion that this was done, it was a bit boring, monotonous and I needed more. I didn’t know what I needed until the opportunity came up.
Most people may have simply let this slide, but one the thought entered my head… The thought of the opportunity didn’t seem to want to leave. Also, there was one other large factor…
I didn’t want to overthink this…
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