It is always a difficult thing, leaving an organization. Like everyone else, you may crib about your workplace often, but when it comes to finally walking away, I believe it takes a lot of courage. My father always taught me – don’t leave an organization when you are at a low. Quit when you are at your peak and quit for the right reasons.
So when I put in my papers a month back, I did not do so because there was something lacking in my current job. My work was being highly appreciated, I had a great team and the depth of my profile and role was the subject of envy. My leadership appreciated me and has been gracious enough to still keep doors open for me after I leave. I quit merely because my goal in life is a little different. My goal is peace of mind. I quit because I believe I have a lot to experiment before I finally find the thing I want to do for the rest of my life. I may be exceptionally good at my current job but my passions may lay somewhere else. It is in this search that I have set off again. Whether it is writing or entrepreneurship, I hope I find the courage to keep searching for my calling.
It was not an easy decision to make. When you’re good at something and the same is lucrative, you may fall into the inertia of its comfort. It took me a lot of thinking and years of building up my courage to take a step off the edge. But I could only do so because I knew that if I faltered and fell, I would have hands that would reach out to steady me and never let me go. I could do this because I had the support of my parents, sister and brother in law who may not agree with my decision but would always support it. I could do this with the blessings of my father in law, my mother in law, sister and brother in law who not only support my idiosyncrasies but egg me on. My best friends who are my emotional wall and would shield me from the world if required. Very importantly, the readers and followers of my blog who gave me confidence in my writing, many of whom silently read the posts but if I did not write for a while, would tell me that they missed it!
And most of all I did this with the solid reassurance of the Husband, whom this decision may most affect. If it wasn’t for his understanding, his love and his confidence in himself and in me, I perhaps would always be in double minds.
So, here I am on the threshold of a new chapter in my life, fresh with anticipation. It is not relief I feel, but the excitement of a child who cant wait to enter Disney land. It is a special day today. Today I feel blessed.