Momentum of a moment

The days were dark and nights gloomy. It was the season of appraisal - unfair and unfortunate. I was at home, wrecked and in deep abyss of depression. The dishevelled appearance was sending my husband into deep shocks. Crouched in a corner I was busy blogging, when two cockroaches crawled past me. Thapak Thapak!!! In quick Jackie Chan Style chops, I killed them - with my bare hand.

 It was at that very moment, when I stared at the remaining squished remnants of roaches, sticking on my palm, I wondered if this was the dream I had envisaged. One look at the mirror was terrifying enough to remove the Cornflakes out of hair and wax the moustache.

Oh my God I need help

Souce - Here

That very moment I decided to quit.

Maybe the universe too was poking me to do the same. Penny(BBT) quit her job to become an actress, Lily(HIMYM) quit to become an artist. I was standing at the traffic signal when this girl hugs another girl and asks "Did you find a new job?"

The day I decided to put my papers, I saw a girl in elevator. She was talking to her colleague.
"Ready for the challenges of today", he asked her.
"I don't really care”, she said, and then added, "I am leaving this Friday. It's my last day."

Yup I was confident; it was time to resign, after 6 years of working in the same company.
On 1st April, I boldly walked up to the workstation, opened the Portal for resignation, entered the reason and clicked Submit.

Tang!! Nothing happened. I clicked again... nothing.

After numerous mails and escalations to helpdesk in India, the damn button worked. It took me 8 days to submit my resignation. This bhhloody universe was sending mixed signals.  By that time my superior had resigned (another coincidence), my colleague had found a new job too.

So here I am, in one of the worlds's most expensive city - Sydney, looking out for my destiny, reading Core Java and preparing for interviews, waiting for the last working day.

My friends are surprised that I resigned without having a backup plan. Well, sometimes it's worth the risk. I might land in deep puddle and may have to use husband's credit card (gasp!! the horror), but how can I work with something that made me look like a Grizzly Bear!! 

I can't be that cruel to myself, can I? :)


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  1. Hey, look at the bright side, your resignation brought out your funny avatar.

    Loved reading this, Rajalakshmi. And don't you worry, better things await you. Just you wait.

  2. Don't worry. These are passing clouds. You will soon find a better job to your liking.

  3. Hey Rajlakshmi, once you have decided to quit, be happy. Every thing happens for something good. You will also land up in a better place. Best of luck.

  4. My best wishes for your new Awesome start, requires courage to resign, I pray it will be worth it !

  5. Meh! U will be fine. Life doesn't work out according to plans or backup plans anyway!

  6. I hope one day I get the clarity and strength to follow my own path..Till then would follow your blog ;)

  7. Like my husband puts it - women can use this choice of quiting without a job in hand. The men are too shy to sit at home. I am sure you will find something soon and prove him wrong. Although, so far, I haven't been able to :)

    1. don't worry I will definitely prove him wrong. Infact my husband didn't have a job when we relocated to Sydney. I was the one working in Sydney and supporting him for months until he got a job :) so it's equal :D

    2. I remembering feeling just that way when I resigned from my job in 1973. Turn about being fair play and all.

  8. Good things are coming down the road, just keep walking! Am sure everything will fall in place, soon! Have faith :)

  9. Don't worry ..atleast you had the courage to do it..I only keep hating my job and the company where I work , wishing for all managers to rot in hell without doing anything about it.!

    M for Motherly-Random Thoughts Naba

  10. Just stopping by from the A-Z list to say "Hi" and wish you good luck with the rest of the challenge :)

    Good luck! xx

  11. I am in the same boat as you, Rajlakshmi :) Well kind of...I had left my "job" phase several years ago, but was still working on projects that were important to me and paying too somewhat :) But now I work for no money, and somehow find myself quite happy :) So don't worry and just chill...and keep writing! It will all work out somehow :) It always does.

    Beauty Interprets, Expresses, Manifests the Eternal

  12. Hats off to you for doing this. I'm sure something wonderful is awaiting you :)

  13. A better future awaits you, good that you listened to your heart. Best wishes and take care.

  14. its good to listen to our hearts.. now that you have made the choice, der is no point in thinking about past again wondering what if! all the very best for a fresh start :-)

  15. Don't worry. Have faith. You will find something that you love. Life is too short to stay in a job you are not perfectly happy in. ♥

  16. I recently quit my job and I was feeling lil guilty now now it is alright!! :)

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  17. Very soon we're going to read on your blog about the new job that you've fallen in love with , Raj :) Love :)

  18. The first step always is to get out of something that makes you feel sick - only then can you think with a clear head. Glad you made the decision and good luck!

  19. Firstly...ewww....really your bare hands!! Good you know your humour in times like these!
    And secondly, so proud of you too take this decision! You totally deserve this break and I am sure better things are waiting for you! Love!!

  20. Oyyeee It's time to have FUNNNN :D

  21. All good things come to those who wait :) It will happen

    Carol @ Battered Hope


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