An end …

… also marks a new beginning.

Been a long time since I have posted here. Work was hectic, but the words were just not flowing too. I had settled into this comfort zone of just reading and commenting, and not having to write anything of my own.

But today, I felt like writing …. the last post from my work computer πŸ˜‰Β  Yes folks, today is my last day at work or the supposedly colourful IT world πŸ™‚Β  And I owe it to this world – a world which taught me many lessons, made me tougher, taughtΒ  me how not to crumble under pressure and so much more. A world where I made a lot of friends for life, and one that gave me the high of being a self-earning individual πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ God!Β  I had never even given a thought to quitting this one for anything in the world. And today as I head out, I have mixed feelings. The joy of following my passion, something I want to do from the bottom of my heart; and this small void of leaving behind something which was an integral part of me for almost 7 years.

Now this one action of mine evoked many reactions. Some people thought it was very easy for me to do this because I am a girl! Others taught I was some super-angelic human being to be doing something like this.Β  Actually, it’s neither. I agree it was a tough decision, but def. one I took for my own satisfaction and fulfillment.Β Β  I worked as hard as any man would, had the same or even more zeal to climb up the corporate ladder and actually excelled in whatever I did – even though I say so myself πŸ˜›Β  And over and above all, I loved my job. *Period*Β  So, why this qs of something being easy for a girl? Just bcoz the society has a norm that the man earns for the family !?!

Anyway,Β  I know what is true and my dear ones know too and that’s what makes me feel good.Β  My friends acknowledge all that I went through while taking this decision and my family appreciates it.Β  I was really touched by all that u ppl had to say – thank u so much for all the wishes πŸ™‚Β  And even guys I met over the blog world – not one of them spoke of how easy it is for a woman to do this!Β  I am so glad I have such understanding people around me πŸ˜€

Well, I don’t even know what I am writing here, so let me stop πŸ™‚ All I want to say is that it is not bothering me anymore that people here are getting their hike letters today, while I am running around completing my exit formalities.Β  And that gives me an assurance that my heart and mind and soul !?! are on one wavelength on this decision of mine.

I think this goes to say any end marks a new and refreshed beginning too.Β  And no, this one does not give me any free time.Β  Wonder why many people also thought I will have a lot of time now to do house work, blah-blah. I was doing that anyway and loved juggling between all my roles. This one is just an addition to that and I hope I will be able to do my bit.Β  Wish me luck and have a great weekend all of you πŸ™‚Β  Until we meet from my other laptop, ciao πŸ˜‰

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    1. After reading the post, I’ve no words to say but “I’m really very proud to have known yu”!!! I wish I were in Hyd so I could meet yu in person 😦 . Gurl, keep going the same way and yes, any end marks a new and refreshed beginning πŸ™‚ . All the very best for the future endeavors and I would like to specially appreciate Su for being such a wonderful human and a very understanding life partner πŸ™‚ Hugs to you Swar!!!!

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  1. Swaru Good Luck with your new venture. You are embarking on an initiative which not many people are familiar with, most of the janta understands the common job profiles, like one aunt asked her son “I don’t get what you do (work) all day on your laptop” πŸ™‚

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    1. He he! So true that Sonia πŸ™‚
      I get many such qs! Ppl cn never get what I will be doing the entire day, not their fault too I agree πŸ™‚

      Thanks much πŸ™‚

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  2. Good luck as you enter this new phase of life…it’s a brilliant decision and an honourable one… πŸ™‚ Hope to hear more about it in future posts… πŸ˜€

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  3. Had the same feelings about 18 months ago. By far the most difficult and yet the best decision I made ever. Best of Luck!

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  4. The header is beautiful, Swaram! Greenery on rocks!

    Best of luck, Swaram! You are going to be happy in what you are doing, that is important!

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  5. wishing you all the best again πŸ™‚ i am sure you will do great there as well.
    Cheers n i am waiting to see ur growing herbs as promised!

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    1. Sari, make her something from “My Kitchen’s Aroma” !!!! πŸ˜› πŸ˜› She deserves a great hug and a real gud foodie treat too…. πŸ˜› πŸ˜› How I wish I am there at Hyd….. πŸ˜‰

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  6. Best of luck sweetie! πŸ˜€

    Super tight hugs as you start a new innings! πŸ™‚

    You already know how I feel about this, so… πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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  7. Aww sweetie, you follow your heart. God knows, not many people have the guts to do so πŸ™‚
    Loads of hugs and wishes for whatever you do. I know that once you put your heart and mind into something, the outcome is always fruitful.
    So all the best.
    (PS: glad to know that the offer letters dont tempt you anymore. Girl, you’ve mastered the art of Zen! Keep it up!! )

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  8. Swaram – Through you blogs, I have known you as a wonderful human being – more than anything else. So, whatever decision you take – I believe society will stand to benefit. Thank you so much for being selfless about giving back to community and reaching out to others. I wish you from the bottom of my heart to be successful in whatever you choose to do – eventually, like you said, what matters is whether you are finding it satisfying and fullfilling !!! Take care and keep the blogs coming from your “own & other” laptop πŸ˜€

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    1. He he, I just posted from the other laptop Vidya πŸ˜‰
      And thanks so much for the kind words. I hope I try to live upto them πŸ™‚

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  9. Good luck for the new phase of your life girl πŸ™‚ It really is a pretty difficult decision to take, whether it is for a man or a woman.. you will definitely succeed in this one too.. all the best wishes and hugs πŸ™‚

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  10. All the very best, Swar. You are a great girl, and will continue to do great things, irrespective if it is whether inside an IT office, or outside on the field!!! We need more people like you around, to make our world a better place. Happy weekend!

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  11. A very best of LUCK swaram, As i said earlier its a wonderful thing you are doing, I beign a man can say that I could not have done it.

    Am so glad to have such men amongst my friends Bik πŸ™‚ Thank u πŸ™‚

    For some reason as i was reading this article I could not think of a reason Why would this be easy for a GIRL. Do ask those people and let me know the Why, Cause if i am not wrong IF i have to become SEXIST here It would be harder for a girl .. But then we can never make everyone happy so why worry …

    He he! True that πŸ™‚

    As you said you are happy in ur heart That is whats most important, the same people who say otherwise to you now will sing a different tune shortly, thats how the world works…

    LOL very true πŸ™‚

    I definitely was , AM, in awe of you making a decision not many can do so as we can see people talk the Talk but never Walk the Talk.. and you have done that and I am so very happy that i know you.

    πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

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  12. Aaaaaw lady… Now u know why wea re soooooooo proud of u! n am sure u will fly n reach the toppest colors n nvr ever hv a momment when u hv to ever regret it! God bless u sweets…. U deserve all of it!

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  13. Congratulations on being brave enough to take such a big step. I don’t know too many people with this kind of courage! Good luck with your new venture – I hope it’s all that you’ve expected, and more. Hope it gives you that feeling of fulfillment that other ‘normal’ jobs don’t πŸ™‚

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  14. All the best Swaram…am sure you will excel and shine in the field you choose to pursue..and did I mention, I am proud of you πŸ™‚ extremely proud πŸ™‚

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  15. Good luck on the new beginning. Once you’ve really decided, then it doesn’t really matter. Hope you excel in your new venture as well πŸ™‚

    Cheers!

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  16. Awesome! πŸ™‚
    You are such an inspiration in whatever you do! IT Job, Blogging, Traveling or what you are about to embark on! πŸ™‚
    Oh and PS: No decision is an easy decision for anyone. It’s about how well you can live with it. And I think you’ll rock it! πŸ˜€

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  17. As I have said in your last post one needs courage to do what u r doing so am very proud of you my dear πŸ™‚

    Good luck for this new begining πŸ™‚

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  18. I said it once, and I repeat it here. What you did needs guts. The girl theory is plain nonsense, especially when so many of us contribute equally and take our careers as seriously as our male counterparts!
    That being said, I should extend an equal credit toy Su for having supported you to take up what made you happier! I am sure it is going to be an awesome fulfilling journey πŸ™‚ All the best!

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  19. Swaram, It must be really difficult to give up your job – because for us its not just a job – its financial independence, it’s that giddy feeling of being a part of the competitive corporate world. But what really matters is what you actually want to achieve in your life – and you figured that out! It’s definitely an end but a beginning to such a beautiful journey! I wish you good luck!

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    1. So with u on that giddy feeling πŸ™‚ But thankfully, I realized that the giddiness stays πŸ™‚ What changes is the source of it πŸ™‚

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  20. I like the way how “one end” becomes another exciting and fulfilling “beginning” !!! πŸ™‚

    Bravo Lady !!! I am proud to know you !!! Its not every person does this kind of thing and that too with so much ease and confidence. πŸ™‚

    Waiting for more posts on all the amazing things u are doing….Love you and God Bless you. πŸ™‚

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  21. First of all, you’re not a girl, Swaram. You’re a grown woman who knows her mind and is following your heart. I kinda am not surprised, and am truly thankful that there are people like you, making things better. I can understand the mixed feelings over leaving, financial independence and self-sufficiency is very important for a woman. And you’ve always come across as enjoying your job, so you’re not leaving with bitterness in your heart.

    wish you all the very best in your endeavours always! Big hugs!

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  22. Good to hear from you Swaram-and so nice to see someone daring to listen to their heart and soul and go out and make a difference. All the best
    Looking fwd to read the words from “your” laptop

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  23. all the very best Swaru… For your attitude as I know from this blog you will succeed in whatever you take up. Just speaking about something is very easy but executing iis the real challenge… you are one of a kind. Hearty wishes to succeed and feel contented and happy in whatever you do… take care sweet gal πŸ™‚ do write posts and keep us updated with all the good work you do.. It will have the power to trigger a sparkle in some of your blog followers…

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  24. It was a courageous decision, Swaram…. It is never easy to give up a well paying job and start doing something else from scratch…. I wish you all the best…. πŸ˜€

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  25. I have said it in the past – you were brave to take a decision like that. And I respect you for that. So just go and do what you love doing πŸ™‚ Good luck with everything πŸ™‚ I’m sure you will do well no matter what it is and where you are πŸ™‚

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  26. the way you are confident and comfortable with your decision is inspiring… it’s like you have chosen your destiny yourself… πŸ™‚
    kudos to you gal… once again all the best πŸ™‚

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  27. I guess every girl has to hear about “It is easy for a girl to quit the job ” . I never understood that statement! Even the educated ,working ladies talk the same way.

    Do not bother about what people talk about you. One always has to face these when they try to do something different from the crowd. Please do not let anything people say stop/worry you!

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  28. All the very best to you Swaram. The path ahead is not easy and whoever thinks it is has not thought about it even for a min. But it is the path that your heart and mind are happy about which will make this new journey the best you have had yet.

    Waiting to hear more from you. Till then hugs.

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  29. good luck girl !!

    make God keep you always πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Am so so so sure you’ll do just great ( heh heh .. you know it yourself too, dont u ?)

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  30. Wish you the very best Swar! Am sure you would enjoy this change much more and derive more satisfaction. Hoping to see many more positive posts about the newer side of the world:) Way to go!!!

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  31. Yay to the new beginning Swaru πŸ™‚
    So glad that your heart and mind are on the same wavelength, quite unaffected by what else’s happening around πŸ™‚ WTG!! Good luck and best wishes to you πŸ™‚
    And about things being easier for a girl… have they ever been?? is my question!!

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  32. U hav made a beginning, so the very best of luck. The journey is not going to be easy, there will be many a times when u may feel that why you took such a step or u may miss ur pay packet, so for all those times the very best of luck; and for all those times when u think u need some wishes, the very best of luck
    Cheers lady !!

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  33. Hugsssss!!!!!!!!! Following your heart is not a luxury most people have. Congrats for having the guts, and great that u have a hubby who supports you in following your dreams. πŸ™‚

    I wouldnt say its easier for you to follow your dreams just becoz you are a girl….thats just bullshit πŸ˜› everyone has their own challenges. Having said that, it helps that Su is an earning member… maybe one can rephrase it that way…. Maybe the world would have been harder on you, had you been the husband and Su been the wife. Having said that, these are all excuses. Who are others to decide what works for you and what doesn’t? πŸ™„ Bhad mein jaaye! πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜€

    May this new journey of life see you find loads of happiness and satisfaction – and yes be a lesson to people around you that money need not be the deciding factor in life. πŸ™‚ Love ya Swar!

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    1. Thanks Ash. Am glad I hv all support in Su too πŸ™‚

      Agreed Ash! But all am saying is it is not that every girl who has an earning husband does that! So, it’s not all about income, isn’t it πŸ™‚

      Hugs and I luv u too πŸ™‚

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  34. all the very best Swar.. super proud of you πŸ™‚ will call you some time and lets catch up. I seem to have missed a lot of things.
    Ugadi habbada shubhashayagaLu πŸ˜€

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    1. Haudu. Eshtu dina aythu nin hathra maathadi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Dhanyavada. Nimellarigu kuda hardika shubhashayagalhu πŸ™‚

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  35. God go with you Swaram! I’m really proud of knowing you and of you for having taken this decision. I hope you find more and more joy and fulfillment in your path! all the best Swaram!

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  36. All the best in your new venture. As I said in my last comment, it takes a lot of determination and courage to know what you and your heart want and go for it, in the face of everything. Glad you followed your heart. The world definitely needs more people who do. πŸ™‚

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  37. Good Luck Swaram! There are very few people who truly decide to follow their dreams. It is indeed one of the toughest decisions to make.

    I wish you luck with all my heart.

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  38. Yes it is so tough to leave something you have been enjoying doing for 7 years …but great to know that you have found something much closer to your heart and ready to take it forward ..

    all the best for your future !!

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  39. As long as you have your conviction, there is nothing to beat it. Go out, have a great time, smile and breathe your passion.

    Best wishes to you Swaram.

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  40. Hi Swaram… I am late to read this post but i liked when you said mind body and soul being unified for this decision of yours …
    Loosing financial Independence feels a little awkward initially as we have studied hard and worked hard for it , keeping only a career in mind … to be away from something we earned, in order to go close to something our heart n soul wants may not be easy ..but so worth it.

    All my wishes πŸ™‚

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  41. How did I miss to read this post?
    That must be one great feeling and kind of mixed emotions when u typed this post na!
    This is a great work u r doing, and we are so proud about your decision !!
    Go on, and take the world in your hands and follow ur dreams…never mind other’s words…
    Now..u gotta write more sharing about how u r njoying this new phase of life!! Come on back girl!!

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  42. And now the true “song of life” will be in its full-fledged flow…. god bless u with all the energies and vigor to keep the flow going.

    All the Best !!!

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    1. Exactly! An end has to have a new beginning and we are waiting to hear all the super stuff you are doing. So get started okay Swar!

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  43. ah swaram, i had no idea. i just missed this post. Best of luck in whatever you have decided to pursue now. i am sure u will be very happy and excel here as well! hugs dear..

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  44. Hey Swaram,

    I have always envied people who know what they are passionate about. And now you have joined that list. πŸ™‚ Its the most amazing feeling to follow your dreams, to do the work that you really LOVE, to get that sense of satisfaction, and I’m so very happy for you.
    All the Best!
    And don’t stop writing.

    -Priyanka

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  45. Swaram.. Don’t worry about what world talks about… If it satisfies you and you feel you are doing good.. go ahead with it… PPL Justify what ever you do… I am hearing this from all my friends and colugues… how many ppl are ready to leave there job even if they are women? how many women are ready to leave there job even if there hubby supports them? how many ppl are ready to leave there job even if they are cororre pathi’s… Its just justification they give….
    All the best for you future and enjoy your journey… Hopefully I will join your path soon…

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    1. Hey thanks for the wishes. And welcome here πŸ™‚ This is a 2 year old post though! Am already on this path now and could not care lesser for the world πŸ™‚

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  46. Lincoln said – “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

    Wonderful! While reading I could feel the song having those high ups and little downs. Nicely articulated experience and I know it is not that easy to pursue dreams which are hard realities when we wake up. Keep up the wonderful work you do!!

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