Some incidents push you out of your comfort zone and make you realise how complacent you’ve been. You are forced to change direction and move forward.
Sometimes you know it’s the end of the road. Every morning you wake up and groan, getting out of bed has become harder. Instead of becoming a better professional, you are stagnating and regressing. The only option is to leave. And fast.
Sometimes opportunities knock at your door and you take them. At other times, you have to shut one door and start searching for an opportunity behind the other doors.
After our trip to Turkey, KC accepted an excellent job offer in Mumbai. It was more financially viable for me to quit my job in Gurgaon and look for a job in Mumbai. Despite everyone’s advice about quitting without another offer in hand, I was sure this was the right move. The 3 months of uncertainty when I spent my days applying for jobs, contacting people in my network, preparing for interviews, getting rejected or moving forward were excruciating. KC was a rock, supporting me through the ups and downs. Manita and Tanuj tried to cheer me up when things got tough. Mishka (their dog) was my therapist through the lowest lows.
It was a difficult time but transitions are never easy. When you know your life is changing (for better or worse), things are bound to get bumpy.
I wanted to type this post once things were settled and I was in a good frame of mind.
I will type out a post about challenges of searching for a job in today’s times.