Welp, I think lately my posts remind me of scenes of the narrator from Spongebob Squarepants
Things have been very hectic, I was tied in a lot of knots everywhere (or rather in personal life-work matters). Finally, I am done with work. Yeap. Not done as in weekend done / on a holiday mode done. I have just entered my first phase of my career break.
So the usual feedback / comments / remarks / opinions that are inflicted upon my “hasty” decision are :
a) The usual why no backup plan question:
“Why did you quit without finding another job first?”
b) The I want to know, what is wrong or bad with your company question :
“Was it that bad that you decided to be jobless and without monthly income?”
c) The concern question of how I live without having money in my pocket :
“How are you gonna survive without income?”
d) The usually concern and judgey look they gave to know I’m a temp housewife question :
“Are you fully depending on your husband now for money?”
e) The you know questions..that you-have-to-be-independent-woman, kind of questions..oh you know..
“As a woman, you know, we never know, you know, what will happen, so we need to have that savings you know, just in case you know“
which actually they just want to ask this :
f) Summary of all that questions that lead to this conclusion..
“How is that (that career break of mine) a responsible decision?”
Though the word career break is quite common in the western world, here in Asia, or specifically within my community. Taking a career break,
must always comes with a valid reason. Because it just means you are impatient, irresponsible and a burden.
Now let’s dive in to the definition of
Career Break :
A period of time during which one chooses not to work, typically in order to bring up one’s children or pursue other interests. – English Oxford Living Dictionary
Thus, the reason to my career break is because I need to replan and revisit where will I be in the next five to ten years. Lets’s get real for a second. I am married and I am definitely planning to have a child soon (soon means within the next two years, not next week). Thus, I believe that making the next move of figuring out where I will be needs to come with a break from work.
While some, before resigning, they will actually apply to a different job, and once accepted into the position, will they resign. Me on the other hand, I have no idea how to juggle finding a job, and working to deliver the best outcome from my tasks. It’s not that I can’t multitask, but the job I was attached to was something so close to my heart and passion that I dare not do it halfheartedly. Plus I figure that I should be in a solid career path within the next one year before having a child. Heck, my husband is so darn supportive of this, why are you guys even more worried than he is -_-
In short, people make decisions differently. Some choose to start right away, some need to sit down, restructure and realign what they can do and can deliver. So to say that I resigned early cause I hate my previous job is the typical stereotype that people have. Truthfully, I love the work that I have done and the people I am with, and leaving was not easy.,but I need to start finding my path and I left in an awesome high knowing that all the work was worth it. So yes, I am on a career break without income and I have expectations that it will be that way. No need to remind me really.
So calm down. Don’t throw to me your own fear and comments on how this is a “hasty” decision. I’m fine really.
Okay, now allow me to just binge watch some shows. G’day to you.