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Want to go home!

Hi all. I am 25 and home sick - a month ago I came to this new place far away from home for a job but it has been one month now and I couldn't find a job for myself. Now I want to go back to my home. Everyone is against my decision. They want me to stay in this new place and find a job. I may find a job if I try for another month or two but I just don't want be here anymore. I want to go back. I know back at home opportunities are very less but I think I can live a more happy life. What should I do? Should I go back home against everyone's will?

Reply from Sound-Mind.org

Hello! Thank you so much for your email! First of all I want to commend you on taking a journey far from your home to find new job opportunites. It takes courage to journey away from those you love to do this. Even if you have not been successful yet, this does not mean you won't be in the months to come. Unfortunately, I cannot tell you what you should do but I can tell you that YOU are strong enough to make this decision for yourself. I hope you will take time to search your heart and mind over this matter. Ask yourself what you really want in this life. Do you want to do what you are doing? Or are you doing this for other people? Do you feel pressure to live up to the expectations of others? From the sounds of it, you would like to go home but don't want to let others down. Well, whatever it is that is going on in your mind, I will just tell you to search yourself and do whatever it is you want to do. If you have a goal that you are trying to reach, I encourage you to make decisions that will help you take steps to reach that goal. No matter what others back home may be telling you, please don't allow them or anyone else to make your decisions for you. Whatever you choose to do, be SURE it is something YOU WANT to do for yourself. This is your life and you are responsible for the choices you make. Life is all about choices. Even if we can't choose our circumstance, we can always choose how we react or behave and we can also choose a new perspective. Do not be afraid. Life is never perfect and we all make mistakes but what matters most is that we learn and grow along the way. When your heart and mind are no longer in conflict then make a decision you are at peace with! I wish you well!

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