Or in other words I quit my job and today is my last working day. It was not entirely planned but when things became such that quitting looked like an option, it looked increasingly attractive.
I would walk past this sign without ever noticing it for the past one year. But now that I am about to walk away from it, I clicked a picture, for the first time!
I do not wish to make a big deal out of it because I may simply join another job after sometime. But in the meanwhile today is my last working day and I have no other offer in my hand! Yippee! I actually want that break.
Some people asked me if I did it so that I could write more or travel more. I am not so sure. I did it because it felt right. And simply to take a break. If there is more travel because of it, it is most welcome. What will I do in that break is still a matter of debate. How long will the break last is also to be seen.
A few months back if someone would have asked me if I wanted to quit my job, I would have said no. But then why did I quit? Well as I never talk about about my other life in which there is a Dr. before my name and a tag of a professor after it, maybe it is time to talk about it. I guess there is so much to talk about that I can write a book on it!
But first and foremost I want a break, long or short, slow or fast, travel filled or not but it is the break I am looking forward to! I actually thought of quitting before, but I worked so much for my Ph.D. that it always stopped me, but not this time!
In the meanwhile you enjoy the Sky Watch Friday while I prepare to enjoy my break.
52 thoughts on “Sky Watch Friday- The Last Working Friday!”
Hope you make most of the break to recharge yourself. 🙂
Thank you so much Somali.
wow! congratulations… and let’s assume there’s a hell lot of travel (and then travel posts) on the cards…. 🙂
Let us see Archana, I may simply join another job. I do not know.
and all the best ofcourse…. 🙂
Thank you so much Archana.
All the best…. may your path find you…….
I need those kind of wishes Prasad.
All the best for the new start and more travels!!!!
Thank you Swati if there is more travel in store or it would be another job!
All the best Mridula. Enjoy your break. I am sure there is a lot more travel on the cards now.
Let us see Anu! I would be happy if there is more travel!
Good to read and memory rewinds – when the first time (though I have requested many times) I requested you to quit your job to travel more and write more.. Maybe more than an year 🙂
Finally you quit. Good to read. Anxiously waiting to read what next?
Owner of a Travel Agency Or working for a National/International travel company or quitting travel?
Ha Ha Ha.. Whatever you doing next it will be travel & writing for sure 100% – Correct?
Best of Best wishes. Keep traveling, keep writing. You are an inspiration for many travelers.
Yes Tushar it could be another job in academia or simply more time with Chhavi. I just do not know.
All the best Mridula! You travelling more is good for us, but no pressure 🙂
Pradeep I feel no pressure! 😀
That sounds exciting Mridula. Expecting a lot of interesting travel tales from you 🙂 My best wishes.
Gowtham let us see where it takes me, it could simply take me to another job!
Live the life to the fullest. Like the photo of free cloud with this post. Wherever it rains, it will be good for the people there. 🙂
Ravish thank you. In those parts it rains often and good!
All the best, Mridula! Have loads of travel tucked in during this period.
I hope so Niranjan 😀
People need breaks after all to refresh and revitalize themselves from the stress of life . All the best and do what you always wanted to do 🙂
Uma I wish I knew what I want. Thank you so much for the wishes. I truly need them.
Congratulations and all the best. I know how it feels and it’s absolutely worth that.!
Thank you for the vote of confidence and the wishes. Both are much needed.
All the best Mridula. Enjoy your break. Have fun 🙂
Thank you so much Sangeeta. That is the plan, but then let us see how this goes.
Best wishes for a new chapter in your life 🙂
Thank you so much Rathina, I really need them!
Great shot – and good luck for the future.
If I could afford to quit my job, I would…
Lady Fi, I understand! I too took this decision with a lot of difficulty. But I was at a point where it made more sense to quit. Not sure, I may go back to work again. And thank you so much for the wishe. I need them.
Looks like the skywatch post has some connection with your original story described above…cloud moving on!!!
All the best!
I’m sure your transition & journey will be much more rewarding then before!
Thank you so much Arv, I need the wishes, much more now than anytime else!
Wow Mridula – I came to your page expecting a skywatch post! This one took me by surprise! Here’s wishing you all the best, may you enjoy every moment of this new beginning
Chaitali this was on cards for sometime now. Though what next is by no means clear! 😀 Thank you for the wishes, they are much needed.
Wow Mridula! As a working woman and more so a mom , I can tell that it takes a lot of courage, especially when you don’t know what next. All the very best and will wait to hear from you more on your adventures.
Thank you so much Akhila. I just reached when point where quitting made more sense! I need all the wishes, so thank you so much.
Arre waah professor sahiba…aap toh badi chhupi rustam niklee 🙂 I sincerely appreciate and admire your humility!
Have a great time ahead 🙂 Make hay while the sun shines 😉 travel more and shoot more 🙂 🙂
Amit ji thank you. It just happened that there was no point in talking about all this here on my travel blog. Thank you for the wishes, I really need them.
Gr8 Mridula ji.
I regularly follow your Blog and love it.
U won’t believe or remembered that about 10 yrs back,when I first read you in TOI, I requested you to take us with your journey to different places, and
have a reply also. If I reactivate that mails will forward you again.
Me 64 yrs with wife 60yrs, still interested to see the places with the helpy of our lenses.
Madhu sir I am honoured to have this comment on my blog. Gives me a lot more trust in my decision 😀 Thank you so much for your encouraging words. I need them the most now.
Free at last. Enjoy as long as you can, till centripetal forces of duty, responsibility, social status brings you back to circular motion of life. Still it is a wonderful feeling.
Abhijit from the bottom of my heart thank you so much. Let us see how this goes. And I need all the wishes to tide through and find my feet again!
Mridula I am a regular follower of your blog . That photo on this post of a cloud,reading your post was going well with that photo, a free cloud now. all the best. Enjoy life in what ever you are doing.
Thank you so much Nima. I wish I knew what I want to do!
I have been thinking of quitting my job for past 7-8 years and do something very different, but it takes courage and nerves to quit a decent paying job that funds my worldwide travels. You are one very brave person. Congratulations!
Atul I was not planning to quit, I got a little nudge from the providence too!
All the best… I guess we all secretly dream of what you just did 🙂
I need the wishes so thank you so much!
All the best to a great traveller and blogger.May you find more happiness in what you love doing best!
Thank you so much Rajeev, let us see how this goes!