Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Bittersweet Bow

Quickie status check
I can't believe I did it but I finally, actually, really quit. It was long overdue and needed so badly cos I stopped growing in this job about six months back. From then on, it was just another day and another issue to get to press. The media freebies helped ease the pain of course :)
But frankly I can't live like this for long. The obvious reasons for sticking around this long were all monetary. Which reminds me... I don't think I've paid my wi-fi bill this month, so you never know when I'll be cut off.

Since I am still connected, might as well ramble a little...

Today was my last day and I'll just say it was melancholic, exciting and bittersweet all at the same time. Having worked at this place for almost two and a half years has made it my second home. The colleagues are almost like a surrogate family. And the pathetic excuse for a coffee probably runs through my veins along with blood. But today I had to say goodbye and I so suck at it. I have these long pauses and awkward half hugs for fear of coming across too strong. Terrible habit.

Oh golly, the net is still working!

Rather than save or be judicious (as if), I took all my meagre savings and invested them in buying a much needed new laptop. Yay for Mac! And for getting my hands on some budget air tickets so I can start my birthday month as an unemployed, aimless, carefree vagabond in Goa. Yes, that was my birthday resolution and I am actually doing it come tomorrow morning.
So while I am off being a beach bum, hoping not to freak out about the fact that I have nothing to do once I am back (cue the panic attack), you guys & gals have a good one. I gracefully bow out of the ranks of the useful, employed masses as my first vacation in one and a half years beckons.
And the connection seems to be losing strength, so cheers!


taurius1 said...

Man... And I get worried about losing a year in my acads in college... I don't quite think I could survive myself not having something concrete to do... :/

Hope you have enormous fun. I have one thing I ALWAYS ask people do try when they go to Goa. You just have to have to have to have to have to HAVE TO eat the fried Red Snappers in Panjim at this restaurant called Vinanti. Landmarks you can ask for that are near it: CCD, customs house, Bread & More Bakery. I don't think I've ever liked fried fish as much as I have over there. If you're goin there for lunch, get there early. Kitchen closes at 2:30 pm. :)

Here's a photo to help you. The CCD is like, to the left, and a bit further ahead is the Bread & More Bakery.


perplexed said...

congrats!..not for being jobless...but for actually being able to do what you want!! not many out there are brave enough!

have fun in Goa, and happy birthday!! :)

nutty said...

WOW!! Way to go gurl! Have the time of your life :)

Hats off to you... I doubt I wud ever have the guts to pull this off :P

Totally envy you right now...

The Dude said...

Congrats on finally quitting, the vacay in goa and of course the MAC! :D

Hope to see more updates here, take care SIM.

Cheers.. ;)

The Dude said...

whered you go..
we miss you so..

SIM said...

Right here Dude :) just hiding behind the stone called writers block!