“Have you seen enough of the outside world?” asked dad from the other side of the phone.
I remained silence as I didn’t know what to say.
“It’s time for you to come back.” he continued.
It’s not the first time he asks this question. And it’s not the first time either I remain silence.
He seldom call. Most of the time mom did. But this time seems different. He sounded firm.
Don’t get me wrong, I did not run away from home. I’m just living my lives, apart from his.
My family runs family businesses at my hometown, which have been running even before I was born.
Working for him when the kids grow up seems to be the default plan. However, I took a different route 3 years ago when I started a new life in KL.
Life wasn’t easy back then. But it was my choice and I’m happy of where I am now.
Every time I go back to my hometown, he will pop the same question.
“Let me think about it” has always been my answer. And I’ve been using that answer for more than 3 years now.
Few weeks ago my brother called asking me the same question. Few days later, mom called and now my dad.
It seems like the time has come for me to set things clear.
I have to make a choice.
In one hand, I have my dreams; while in the other, I have their’s.
Life has always been about choices we make. And the direction of our lives comes down to the choices we choose.
And to be frank, I am extremely bad at making choices. No matter which path I choose, I have to give up something.
Well, that’s life. No one says it’s going to be easy.
The choices I have are not that difficult to choose actually. As I already have the answer with me.
But the difficult part is letting go what’s in the other hand.