When you’re not happy with a job, you can resign or retire from that career. It’s not uncommon for people to experience burnout from doing the same thing every day. Sometimes it’s not even the work itself that’s hard but the environment. If you’re not satisfied with how you’re being treated and perceived then you do what’s needed for your mental and physical health.
It’s actually no surprise that celebrities also have career changes as well. We’ve recently covered that Malaysian celebrity Sarah Hildebrand did a 180 going from being an actress to a soldier in the US Air Force. Many congratulated her on her new career but she didn’t exactly reveal why she decided to join the army… until very recently.
Last week, the retired actress announced on her Instagram that she had joined the US Air Force. However, she didn’t give an explanation as to why she had decided to join the army after moving to the States. However, we finally got our answers when netizens took the chance to ask Sarah about her new career after she posted an “Ask Me A Question” sticker on her IG story over the weekend.
When asked what led her to join the army, the 32-year-old simply answered, “The Pandemic. The lockdown in Malaysia was horrible”. The retired entertainer also shared that her parents are very supportive and proud of her achievements in joining the US Air Force.
Some netizens were curious about whether her being a Muslim would affect her journey in the Air Force. To which she replied, “It’s on my file that I am a Muslim and they respect that and take it seriously”. Her statement was backed up by a netizen’s statement claiming that they’ve dealt with the US Army and were respected as a Muslim.
Despite the overwhelming support in the comments on Sarah’s recent posts and IG stories, there were also those who are not happy with her career choice. One netizen asked if she’s excited about joining the “enemy of Islam”. The former actress clarified that there are many Muslim soldiers in the US army and that she leaves it all to God to decide.
Another netizen ‘jokingly’ asked her to not attack Malaysia after becoming a US soldier. Sarah emphasised the strong bilateral ties between the US and Malaysia, and assured them that an attack on the latter is highly unlikely. She ended the session by answering a question on whether her new army colleagues know that she’s a Malaysian celebrity, to which she responded with, “Yes lol”.