Are you at crossroads?

Ireen Samalie Mutekanga
Posted November 16, 2020 from Uganda

Are you at crossroads and you are not sure of which road to take? This is for You!! Some few years ago I was in the same situation, I was at crossroads and struggled so hard to figure out which road was the best for me and my family. I was working in one of the biggest corporate companies in the country..to many it was the right place to be and everyone was happy including my family members. I would leave home as early as 5:30am and return back home at 9:30 pm. It reached a point when I felt our daughter could no longer even recognize me as her  mother. But I gave it( Job ) my best by meeting the targets. After sometime my contract ended and I started applying for jobs. After 4 months of searching here and there the same corporate company called me back and actually gave me a much better offer which I took in, but truth be told targets were even more harder than the 1st one..4 months into the new contract one of the companies I had applied too called me for the interview and this is where I stood at crossroads wondering whether I should leave working for this big company and join this 'other' company...I had to make a decision either stay and chase my career or move and find myself and be their for my family...I weighed the options ,some of my workmates were telling me how it would be funny leaving a big company and joining some small unknown company. I listened to every advice that came in but at the end I had to listen to my heart looked at both offers and I decided to leave the big company....I must say it was a good decision for me to make because I get time for my family &our daughter, I get time to do my side hustles and above all I have been able to discover who I am. I don't know which  crossroads you are standing at, it could be an abusive relationship? It could be work related, Business, or anything else. My dear you can't keep  standing at the cross roads...look at those roads ,analyze the risks, the advantages and disadvantages that come with taking either roads ,look for advice from professionals and friends you might trust but at the end please genuinely listen to your heart and make that decision . You just have to start Walking!!  

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Jill Langhus
Nov 16
Nov 16

Hello Ireen,

Welcome to World Pulse! Thanks for sharing your inspiring, first post! Love it. We definitely need to listen to our intuition. I'm glad you made this decision and honored your inner voice. I'm looking forward to seeing more stories from you and learning what your side hustle is.

Hope you have a good week!

Thank you @ Jill Langhus for taking time off to read my story.Have a great week !

Jill Langhus
Nov 16
Nov 16

You're welcome, dear!

Thank you!!

Andrace
Nov 16
Nov 16

Hi Ireen,
A warm welcome to World Pulse, your new family.....Yaaaaayyyyyyy! Congratulations on your first post too. Thank you for sharing this inspiring piece. Your daughter would be grateful for your decision and when you look back, you would be glad you made that choice for your adorable Princess too. I join my sisters here to applaud and celebrate you for your decision.

Meanwhile, what a beautiful photograph you have here. 'Great that you are raising your voice.

Keep writing and shining, Sis.

Love and hugs,
E. J.

Thank you so much Andrace for taking time off to read my story. So blessed by your comment. Blessings my dear sister.

Nini Mappo
Nov 17
Nov 17

Hello Ireen,
Welcome to World Pulse. Your post is a good example for those trying to achieve work life balance without losing themselves in the rat race. You are so wise and well-rounded in how you displayed your leadership skills in this episode, both in the home-front and the corporate sphere. Good on you for listening to your intuition, and not the money or status, he hee :-)

Thank you Nini Mappo .

Hello, Ireen,

Welcome to World Pulse! I'm happy that a new voice from Uganda is rising up! I love the positivity and motivational message you bring to this global community.

Thank you for sharing how you are able to reach a good decision after being at a crossroads. I also believe that we need to know what our priorities are when choosing the right path. Kudos to you for considering your family. I would do the same.

Welcome againt to our growing sisterhood!

Thank you Karen,and it is true we need to know our priorities for us to make good decisions regarding our lives.
Cheers to sisterhood!

Thank you Karen,and it is true we need to know our priorities for us to make good decisions regarding our lives.
Cheers to sisterhood!