My Experience of Leaving JOB

Yesterday I moved to Chandigarh. Today morning, I was sitting in my room and was thinking about the time I had decided to live my JOB. At that time I was scared and didn’t know what I will be going to do. On top of that, I didn’t want to lose the connectivity with my office friends.

I observed – change is hard to embrace. I wanted my life to go as it was going and didn’t want to change. When I talk to friends, I have always observed that most of them also resist change. That is human nature, we are always afraid to change.

After completing my college I’ve joined my dream corporate on 22nd June 2015. Last month, on 15th Feb. 2017 I resigned my post as a verification engineer at the same corporate.

Leaving this job was harder than leaving anything. I didn’t want to leave that place as the life there was more than ideal and many people are dying to live that kind of lifestyle.

Life at the JOB

After joining the corporate, I’ve experienced many ups and downs. My job life was fulfilling. In college, I got to hear this a lot of times – “You can have true friends until college only, in job life, no one will become your true friend.” Somehow I didn’t believe them and it helped me making very special friends. I got in touch with many beautiful people with amazing characters.

On top of that, I found my passion for running, I danced first and only time on stage. I spent many quality moments with my friends and met great runners and human beings through my running groups. Then, I went for some treks with new friends and realized how much I love trekking & hiking.ย I didn’t notice the time when my passion for running and trekking exceeded my passion for electronics.

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After a great group run in Nehru Park

Life at JOB was going well. My parents were very happy and proud. Everything was going great. Thenย a time came when the pollution of Delhi has impacted me negatively, especially after Diwali. I started having chest congestion and cough problem after every run. Running became difficult for me in that environment condition and without running, I was not able to fully focus on office work.

This was enough to give me an alarm signal. Soon I got left knee injury, which got worse after an accident. Even walking became tough for a couple of days. Even after being distant from running I kept thinking about it. Thisย proved me my commitment towards running. Once I was sure that I am fully committed, I discussed this with my parents. Together we decided to quit my JOB and follow my passion for running and trekking.

Although it was very hard to convince my parents but discussing everything with them was worth it. I got to know their internal feelings and fears and making them overcome that fear is all that matters.

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Before a great run in Okhla Bird Sanctuary

Last Times in Noida?

After convincing my parents, I resigned from my post. As the time of leaving was getting closer, it started getting weird to leave the place. Not because of the work or office but because of the people whom I came so close. It was heartbreaking to leave them. I will always gonna remember the last times I have spent with the running friends and office buddies.

Quotes have always motivated me in my tough times, that’s why I always kept a quote calendar at my work desk. I got a very great gift from the office buddies. Each and everyone dedicated a quote to me and then one of them calligraphed all in a very heart touching way. Here they are:

Be wild be crazy be you, you are limited edition. ~Yachika Gupta

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Confidence is like a muscle, the more you use it, the stronger it gets. ~Fariha Imam

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Victory is in having done your best. If you’ve done your best, you won. ~Krishan Bansal

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May your cause of the leave becomes our lives. Will miss your lovely laughs. I-RUN-MAN. ~Niraj Gandhi

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Throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. EXPLORE, DREAM, DISCOVER. ~Mitul Vekariya

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Just because my path is different doesn’t mean I’m lost. ~Abhilash Aditya

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Just do it. Be like mountains. They are tough but provide unlimited Happiness to the ones who come close to them. P.S. Everest is Calling. ~Mitul Vaghani

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Never ever stop, you are a runner. ~Bhoomika Gaur

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Respect the training, honor the commitment. Cherish the results. -Aditi Gupta

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Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can. ~Sagar Patel

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People sometimes tell me that how good or great I am. They didn’t know that it is because of my friends and people who encourage me to achieve great things. I am so blessed to have this life ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Who can stop someone, if one has friends like this? Think about it. I have inspiration all around myself. Whenever I feel low, I just look at these quotes. It is enough to make me realize that this is not a time to sit back and worry. I instantly come to right path again.

Make friends as much as possible and build great relationships with friends, colleagues, partners, family…. everyone. In life, this is the only thing that counts. I feel empowered from all the sides.

When you have goals that empower you and friends that help you in every endeavor, you’ll definitely do great things. To achieve something great you have to sacrifice some things. I’m leaving them but only physically. Mentally they will be with me in every step of my life.

Things I Miss Now

My running training has started from 5th March 2017. It’s more than a month of leaving my JOB. I never missed the work there, not even the late nights I worked there.

However, I miss each and every friend. I miss having tea at 4 pm, I miss having late night conversations about life with a friend, I miss hanging out with them and many more things which are connected to my emotions. Also, I miss running with the group. I miss early morning wake up to run even if I slept at 2 am. I miss running with champions, the roads where I’ve started my running, stadiums I used for training. While I don’t miss the work but I do miss the seniors/mentors who showed me the right path and the lessons they have given me.

Everything I miss is related to friends or relationships I’ve built there. I’m always thankful to the people who encourage, empower me and made me what I’m today. Cheers!!!!!

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