Ep 13: Sheila Erilla on F*cking Age, The Beauty of Not Having Everything Figured Out, and Self-Exploration
By - This Village Girl
“What’s your chronological order?” A question that we often hear and we have rehearsed a lot of times to answer and oftentimes, the answers we normally get are going to school, getting a degree, landing a job, finding a partner who also has more or less the same chronological order like us, reproduce and raise these kids in the same chronological order and then retire. Nothing is wrong with following that order but in today’s episode, we will hear a story we don’t often hear. A story of gallivanting the world without being a travel blogger and doing what she did not for a living but a process of self-exploration and finally arriving.
Meet Sheila. My cousin who’s born and raised in the Philippines and moved to Germany when she’s a kid and moved to the US to study and work. She lived there for decades and moved back to the Philippines to get a degree at 40 and who decided to move back to Germany after 40 to study nursing.
This podcast episode is where she talked about the struggles of moving around, starting to live her life after 40, and finally arriving at 48.