Homecoming anniversary celebration post

Last year at around this time, I was still a normal guy. A guy working for several years with reputed companies, working his way slowly up the corporate ladder, enjoying his travels, his photography and football. One unsuccessful relationship leaving him devastated, difference of opinion with part of his family leaving him hopeless.

Then I quit my job. A lot of people ask me why? Well, to start with, it was all getting too boring for me. Going to office, coming back, getting ready for next day's office, waiting for the weekend to arrive, only to find it gone too soon. I had reached a point when I realized the bigger company I joined the lower the job satisfaction I had. I wanted to take a break from this life.

The second reason which is harder to explain is a calling from within to come back home to my family. Inexplicable, since I was not too happy with things in Kolkata and kept myself away from here for a long time. Looking back, it may have been a premonition. Since only a few months after coming here, my father passed away.

So, while I try to escape the normal life, life drags me to lead a life that I never thought I would live. I guess that's why they say - Cest la vie.

12 comments:

~ ॐ ~ said...

I have a lot to say here, but I would save it for our one to one conversation, whenever that happens...

Its one year already? wow !!!


God Bless you bro !!!

~ ॐ ~ said...

arre haan, I was in the UK when you told me that you were going back !!!

ek saal ho gaya saala !!!

Anuradha said...

hey.. lucky you :) .. i have always wanted to take a break from work but haven't been able to muster the courage to go ahead and do so.. enjoy till it lasts.

B. O'Hemian said...

@Om
One year to the day, bro. Came back to Kolkata on 3rd September 2007. Time flies.

@Anu
Thanks. You know that I believe in taking breaks - it gives new perspective and time to introspect.

Butterfly said...

If you are happy now,your homecoming has certainly been successful!:-) Hope you are always happy...

And, regarding my comments on your previous post,I finally agree with you. Shravana's parents were not responsible for his death but even then, they were responsible for causing him a lot of trouble...

We all do something to support our family or make them happy. In that case, whatever Shravana did was his duty but, what I want to tell you is that, when one of us is working hard to make the rest of our family members happy,the rest of them should also cooperate and make sacrifices. I mean, cooperation is what a family is supposed to be all about, isn't it?

B. O'Hemian said...

@Butterfly
Hope I am always happy... thanks :)

"Cooperation is what a family is supposed to be all about" - couldn't agree more.

~ Deeps ~ said...

well abt the job decision. i agree sometimes it does work out in big companies.......good decision it was........

B. O'Hemian said...

@Deeps
You mean it doesn't work out in big companies?

I am said...

Lucky you.. and with guts too..to quit everything and go back for what one feels from inside..

enjoy the break till you can...avoid the grind!

all the best

Rohit Talwar said...

And you are leading it way too well, the way you want to. Rest, you know, will come by on its own. I respect and love the way you took the decision and stuck by it only to look back and be satisfied somewhere.

Mera bhai :)

Rohit Talwar said...

And damn, yeah, time flies. Jeez, I'd be a year old in this agency, my first job, in three days from now. Erp!

B. O'Hemian said...

@I am
Thanks. And welcome to my blog.

@RT
Thanks :-) So when are you coming to Kolkata next?