I've been talking about this and blogging about this since a very long time, but today I took my very first step in the direction of my dream. I quit my job at a software company. The decision was made eons ago but it came to fruition today. I wrote 4 different LDAP (last day at persistent, geeky right?) mails to 4 different groups of people. I tried hard to put my feelings and affection for those people in a few words but it wasn't very successful. Most of the people exist on my gtalk list so there was no real final goodbye. I would pride myself about the fact that I am leaving with so many friends from here and not mere acquaintances.
It's strange really that something so positive has started off with saying goodbye to so many people. If not people, at least to the office building. The routine of finding parking, calling the lift, settling down in office, getting up after 5 mins to fill up the water bottle.. I left all this about 3 months ago. Yet as I entered the premises, I just felt like I am leaving behind a very important part of my life. When I removed the access card from over my neck and gave it back, I felt a sense of loss. It was quite surprising because I have been looking forward to this for months. I guess some incidents just have an emotional impact on you. Whether you think about them or not.
Another strange thing is that, apart from the work (which is totally my fault), Persistent gave me so many opportunities. I danced, acted and was a part of the creative writing group. I was also the Hinjewadi events team head. I explored a side of myself that I didn't know existed and I am deeply grateful for that. Anyway, all good things do come to an end and fortunately I have something better to look forward to. I will be working in the capacity of an editor at a finance based website. Cheers to new horizons!