I am quitting my job!
After four and a half years of working at Visa, I decided to take a little break. I have been very excited to start the course and with my current resonsibilities at the work place and my fragile health, devoting 20 hours of study a week did not quite add up in my schedule. So come January end, I’ll pack up and head home!
- I can devote all my attention to the coursework, evaluate for myself how much work it is for me.
- Focus on my health and get rid of some bad habits I had acquired over the years.
- Spend some quality family time. (I am super homesick!)
- A short relief from the bustle of scrum calls, turnovers, bug bash, production issues. A span of calm and mental peace.
- Financial instability. I have some savings, and will have to start digging into those to sustain for the time I will be unemployed. (I hope that it will be short span, not longer than the Spring term.)
- I’ll lose the freedom of staying alone!
- Negotiating salary for the next job will be tougher.
Some people will judge me.
“How do I feel?”, you ask. To be honest, I am a little scared. Maybe not as much as flying into the unknown, where no human has ever been! At the same time, I am quite excited to be back in an environment where I can dedicate my full time on education. Back in college, we used to be bogged down with assignments, lab reports, midterms, semesters, but in retrospection, that was a much simpler life! Over the years, more of my hairs have lost its natural black colour, and I am just 27.
The last few weeks of 2019, I spent re-evaluating my priorities. I am looking forward to the new classes, old home, hopefully, a new job, and maybe a new city. Let’s see how 2020 turn up to be.
“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”