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Quitting or Staying ? #AtoZChallenge

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It feels like yesterday when I had met you. You were deeply engrossed in your work with no interest in the things around you. I remember coming up to you to introduce myself. It was my first day in the team & you just seemed different & aloof, but a good kind of different. My first few thoughts were to get to know you better, to follow you around. I should have thought about quitting then!

I did not even realize that I have fallen for you until the day you went on a long vacation. We were connected through calls and messages. But, I could feel your absence. The coffee breaks and trips to cafeteria looked like mundane activities in your absence. How did I not realize it earlier?

You were always busy with one meeting or another. They said you are a critical resource. Huh, how much I disliked those useless meetings…It took you almost a year to open up to me. That’s when I got to finally know the depth of your soul. ย You were like an open book then. I knew that your raised eyebrows meant you are in a ‘do-not-disturb’ mode. I sat there watching your every move. Even your breathing patterns were known to me. The heavy sigh after a code failure, the easy breathing once you finished your work for the day. I can recognize these patterns even today.

It’s funny how things do not work out. After a while, I understood your commitment lies in your work. You could not survive being in a relationship. We were good friends, no doubt about it. But I understood that work would always come first for you. It took me sometime to adjust to this idea. And, I eventually did. People say I should I have tried to talk you out of the workaholic mode. I should have stayed for long & given you a chance. I should not have quit so early. My heart knows that what I did is right.ย After so many years, I can see you are happy with the position you hold. Still not committed to anyone else except your work.

Did I make a wrong choice? Would things be different today if I had stayed? Am I quitter? ย – We all may have different answers to the above questions. ย The important thing is to do what your heart feels is right! ๐Ÿ™‚

P.S. – This post does not bear any resemblance to real life events & is a figment of my imagination. ๐Ÿ™‚


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  1. Quitting is a harsh word–especially if it is the right thing to do! In this story, it’s not quitting, but “moving on” or forward progress! But great for the letter Q. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Gail Park
    Making Life an Art

  2. Sometimes what seems right now, may not be right for all times…..

  3. Pat

    Great story that inspires me to write a short story. Thanks

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