Friday, April 12, 2013

What do I Desire?

I haven't written anything in a long time; at least not anything worth mentioning. After all, over the last couple of years, my written communication has almost exclusively been limited to emails, design documents and performance reviews. Mundane stuff; but stuff that pays the bills.

And then, after an unusually bad day at office, I came across this video. It really is a must-watch. Some claim that it'll forever change your life. While I tend to be a bit pessimistic about such claims, it did get me to write this.

How simple life would have been had we not thought about money and just followed our hearts' desires? Now, while I do end up thinking of such things off and on - particularly after days when I question the meaning and purpose of it all, deep within, I know that it's highly unlikely that I'll ever give all this up and just leave. Travelling around the world, reading, volunteering, meeting new folks sounds romantic but unfortunately it still doesn't pay for health insurance.

I sometimes wonder of what will be the trigger that will finally allow me to leave; or in an interesting turn of events force me to leave! There's a part of me that's scared of that scenario and but  there's another small part that yearns for it. Till they fight it out, I'm happy with what I can get -  writing this piece after all that time, does feel good!

To all those who end up reading this, if you take the plunge, do let me know! Who knows, maybe that's the trigger that'll do the trick!