Monday, October 28, 2013

Why Did I Quit My Job?

I can't believe that I'm almost two weeks now at home with my kids.  I would admit that I was really very busy during this period with loads of things to do at home.  But, I hardly notice the passing of each day as I am really enjoying what I'm doing now especially that I'm doing these things with my kids.  I'm making up for the lost times and I am very seldom to go online now compared to when I was still working in Cambodia. Maybe because, I'm still catching up with lots of household chores.  My off line and online friends knew how domesticated I am.  I love to clean, I love to cook, I love to organize and I love gardening a lot.  Contrary to what my colleagues said, I have more things to do now compared to when I was still working.  I remembered one of them telling me that I might get bored if I will stay at home for good.  But I told her, "I don't think so!"  I knew it!  I would be busy more than ever. :)

Why did I quit my job?

Well, there's a lot of factors which made me decide, "game is over".  I really had a hard time dealing with my Aussie Boss.  He's one of a kind, you know.  I've been working with a lot of Westerners before but I never had the feeling of getting irritated each day that I come to work. It's very hard to explain but it was a challenge on my part.  Guess what? Despite of that, it was kind of hard for me to tender my resignation as my Boss seemed like doesn't want to accept the idea.  He was trying to convince me to stay, but I told him that my resignation was not only a personal but a family decision.  He told me that I am being paid well and have an appropriate living quarters, so why resign?  I told him that there are so many things to consider, and that sometimes, money alone is not the only thing important in life.  I've worked abroad for 6 and a half year and I guess the experience, the knowledge and the financial rewards I've received is enough to make me feel satisfied with what I've achieved.  In fact, I've been working all my life and this will be the first time that I am going to just stay at home with the kids. 

I've read an article that getting a break will help you manage your priorities better. In life, we may experience various conflicts that may lead you to problematic situations.  Getting a break maybe be best to take your mind off for the time being.  I have a feeling then that there are so many things that had been taken into the back seat just because I am tied up with my job.  Besides, I had the sudden feeling that I've already lost my passion for the job and as a result, I'm no longer happy going to work.  It seemed like coming to work each day was already a struggle on my part.  I'd been longing to do a lot of things and I feel that I have to do those things now.  I missed my family especially the kids and I wanted to be around for my Mom who is already at the prime of her life.  My kids are growing very fast and I no longer want to miss the chance to be with them as much as I could.  I knew that even though they do not voice out what they feel,  deep inside, they're missing me a lot.

With all these being said, I guess, I have all the reasons to quit my job and I am happy about that decision.  

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