When my husband died, I felt like I didn’t know where to start. I suddenly had to focus on so many things without his help. He ran a property management business and I needed to do something quickly about stepping in to take care of things. With one of his tenants moving out, I knew that I needed to call someone to do post tenancy cleaning for Singapore property management owners right away. A new tenant was scheduled to move in just two weeks later, and I knew that I the place needed to look perfect. That was the first thing that I needed to do while I figured everything else out.
I never had any interest in my husband’s business. Continue reading There is So Much to Do when You Suddenly Need to Manage Everything Yourself
I moved to Singapore with my parents when I was 18 years old. I had just graduated from high school. I wasn’t sure what to do with my life just yet. I also knew that I was not ready to live on my own, and it would have been really tough to do so without my parents. So, they invited me to come with them. Once there, I needed a job quickly. I got a job with one of the regular cleaning services in Singapore that hires people to clean apartments. The nice thing about it is that everyone who works with me speaks English so that helped me to feel comfortable quickly. I had no skills to work in an office yet, but I knew that I could handle this job. It also helped me to bring in money while I figured out what I wanted to do in life.
I have always wished that I could be more like other people who have the ability to make firm decisions quickly and know what they want to do in terms of a career. I have always lagged behind in that category. When I was back in the US, I wasn’t even sure what I wanted to do after high school. I knew that college was a must, but I had no idea what I would want to choose for a college major. I felt like I needed more time to think it over. That’s when my parents told me that my dad had been offered a job overseas. I was nervous that they would leave me behind, but then they asked me to come with them.
I think that my parents wanted to keep watch over me and that is why they asked me to move so far away with them. My mom worries about me a lot, and my dad has always worried that I would not make it in life financially. However, after we moved and I got my job in Singapore, I found that I really excelled at working with the company that hired me. I caught on to everything so quickly and I enjoy the work.
It was really hard on me to watch my parents growing older. I didn’t live near them, so I only came home when I got a chance to get away from work a few times per year. They are seniors, and they were always complaining about how they ached and had trouble getting around. I asked them if they would be willing to visit a Camas chiropractor for some help with both of those things. The both readily agreed to it. My mom was excited. One of her friends goes to one, and my mom said that she had always wished that she could, too. I told both of them that I would pay for it.
When my mom and dad came home from that appointment that I had made for them, they both raved. Mom said she was really tired of all the different painkillers that she’s been given at her doctor’s office, and she really likes that the chiropractor offered a variety of ways to help manage her pain without drugs. Dad said that he was told that if they keep coming back for more appointments, the chiropractor’s plan was to help them to be as pain-free as possible so that pain management would not be at the top of their needs. I was really pleased about this.
Both of my parents are on a fixed income, so I know that they struggle to pay for most things outside of bills for their basic needs and their food. However, I do my best to help out with money any time that I can. So, I bought gift certificates for both of my parents that would give them each a full year’s worth of visits with the chiropractor. They were so happy. They’ve both been going for about 6 months now, and they say that it has rolled back the years for them in terms of helping them to get on the road to feeling so much better.