Let me admit it. I am going through a rough patch in my professional life and some of it, not all, is my own fault. But I am learning with each new mistake on the way.
So today I am taking a break from all this chaos, confusion and uncertainty, and brooding over the past couple of years. I got a chance to travel to two countries abroad, which is something I always wanted, albeit not in a way I had wished for. I have lost touch with a number of friends and become closer to my family. But thinking back, all this has come at a price and now I am analysing if the price is worth it. I am evaluating whether its wise to keep going or taking a turn would make me happier.
I definitely miss my weekend travels and back-packing adventures. I miss getting together with my friends for late night gossip sessions and outrageously expensive brunches.
I have always been an independent female who loves to go out and roam around whenever she likes. It could be an ice-cream craving at 10PM or the need to meet a friend at 11PM. I have always taken that liberty for granted and now, this boundation of not being able to move on my own is killing me. This is a different country and the rules are new. But the paralysis of transport is making me realise that travel freedom is not something I can compromise with.
I am in this mood since a few weeks now and somehow articles like the below keep popping up in my news feed, suggested readings, connections….
- My college senior Mansi Mehra, who took a solo 2121-mile road trip to rediscover herself
- Forbes Quote of the day: “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”
- An email subject ‘Important Reminder: SBI Youth for India Application closes Today!’
- Why taking a gap year may just be what you need
- Make Mistake, But Dont Call It Quits!!
- Her Boss Verbally Slapped Her — Now She’s Running Her Own Show
- Five Signs Your Job Is Wasting Your Talent
- Hate Your Job? Here’s What It’s Costing You
My brain tells me this is all IoT since my suggestions are based on what I am browsing day-in and day-out, although I don’t recall doing a google search anytime about quitting or changing my job.
My heart tells another story. Maybe this is just God’s way of guiding me that it’s the right time to make a turn and finally start on the path which I always thought to be treading eventually. Maybe its about time and rightly so.
Maybe now is the time I should go back and start working on that social enterprise I have been planning for years now. Or maybe take that solo road trip I am craving for so long.
I am not sure yet but maybe I will.