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.