Changes… Part 9

Part 9 

Saying bye to my son was a very sad moment in my life. I had no doubt that he would be alright. Deep down, I felt very guilty for leaving a young adult on his own. Most parents say that their kids are good, well-behaved and responsible. But my son was and is a good kid.  He stayed out of trouble and nearly every waking moment he was either making, editing or about to shoot something new. 

I have always been involved with both my kids, encouraging them to follow their passions. Now he was encouraging me to do the same. 


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We were both growing as people.  But for him, this was an accelerated learning and growing opportunity. For me, it was a life-altering, life-changing experience. We were both going to be out of our comfort zones and I felt it was a great experience. 

I may take a hell of a lot of flak for doing what I did but I had to do it. I had to have a lot of trust in my son to live his life responsibly. My daughter was already an adult. Even though she was moving to Toronto and I was leaving, it was less dramatic. She already had her life together in Ottawa and worked in sales after university. 

It was all a coincidence that I was moving away from Toronto and my daughter was moving to Toronto. Such is life and there is not much we can do about it. 

As I watched my son walk through the doors at the Jakarta airport and I saw him walk out of sight, I must admit I shed a tear or two… 

It was a bittersweet moment for me. I was following my dream and yet I felt awful about it. Not much I could do now as my new life was about to begin. My son was on his way home and only when I got home, did I truly feel alone. 

This was not the loneliness one feels after a breakup or after a loss of a parent etc. This wound was self-inflicted. 

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Published by Zsolt Zsemba

Zsolt Zsemba has worn many different hats. He has been an entrepreneur, businessman for over 30 years. Living abroad has given him many amazing experiences in life and also sparked his imagination for writing. After moving to Canada from Hungary at the age of 10 and working in a family business for a large part of his life. The switch from manufacturing to writing came surprisingly easily for him. His passion for writing began at age 12, mostly writing poetry and short stories. In 1999, the chance came to write scripts. Zsolt took some time off from his family business to write in Jakarta Indonesia for MD Entertainment. Having written dozens of soap operas and made for TV movies, in 2003 Zsolt returned to the family business once more. In 2018, he had the chance to head back to Asia once again. He took on the challenge to be the COO for MD Pictures and get back into the entertainment business. The entertainment business opened up the desire to write once more and the words began to flow onto the pages again. He decided to rewrite a book he began years ago. Organ House was reborn and is a fiction suspense novel while Scars is a young adult drama focused on life’s challenges. After the first two books, his desire to write not only became more challenging but enjoyable as well. After having several books completed he was convinced to publish them for your enjoyment. Zsolt does not tend to stay in one specific genre but tends to lean towards strong female leads and horror. Though he also has a few human interest books, he tends to write about whatever brews in his brain for a while.

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