After 8 years of working in a kick-ass job with a leading multinational in India , I’ve decided to leave. Without another job in hand.
Today, I’m a girl cut loose.
Husband changed jobs. Moved to Mumbai. We had a baby. So yup, leaving the job I’d joined right after my MBA, almost a decade ago.
So as expected, emotions are running high and I feel torn, but at this stage in life I wanted to be the master of my own time and I think it’s best we parted ways when the going is great and they still have my back.
But the big question now is, what am I going to do now for the rest of my life?
Before I go there, you need to know this about me.
Fickle. Imaginative. Hyper. Restless.
So, unlike a lot of sane people I know who would’ve done the smart thing of finding a great paying job or even becoming a stay at home mom, I’ve decided to ‘do something on my own‘. I’ve gotten a few offers from other FMCGs in Mumbai where I am moving to and the money is oh so delicious. It’s mouth watering, really. But I’m foolish and want to make my own road.
The thing is, I’ve a bug in me that’s been gnawing at me for years telling me to focus on myself and build my own brand. Stand on my own two feet and not the shoulders of a 100 year old giant.
Well… the timing couldn’t be worse! With an EMI, rent and a 6 month old crawling all over the house, no help and family close by, you don’t need an IQ of a 180 to figure out that this is a tad mental thing to do.
Will someone just please shake me up and knock some sense into my head! Or maybe not ( see I told you I was fickle!)
Anyway, I’ve made up my mind! I’m going to do a social experiment on myself and try to figure out if I can..
- Discover what I’m best at (I’m seriously good at a lot of things! 🙂 )
- Use those skills to bring mind-blowing value to other people/businesses
- Build an awesome brand for myself
- Be sustainably happy and make some money while at it
I’ll give myself 365 days to do this and if I fail, I’ll bow my head before the corporate gods and join back to build someone else’s brand again. That’s the deal with the hubby by the way!
Will you please cheer me from the stands?
I promise one post a day to share my attempts for the day and you can critique me ridicule me, nudge me, push me, laugh at me, clap for me 🙂
I’ll be eternally grateful and send some cookies your way for all your time! Just ask for it! 🙂