As any good story, this one begins with an ending. And some French toast.
After 6 months of working in a job that somehow is a pretty big deal to people at business schools and at some other places as well, I have quit. I bought a ticket and got on a plane to
While there may be something to be written here about the why and the how and the circumstances of leaving a nicely-paid job at a the most prestigious of them all consulting firms, I refuse to bore you with such details. Let’s just say, I decided to do something else with my life! Something non-CV-optimizing. Like blogging.
What is it about that paradoxical effect of growing up to chants of You can be anything you want! Just go and live your dreams! on us Millennials? It is as though the possibility of having it all makes us scared somehow, fearful of whether just – uhm – kind of living actually qualifies as living our dreams. Suddenly, jobs aren’t just sources of income anymore, they’re supposed to be the means of self-realization and finding happiness and peace and your true self and inner calling and rainbows and potentially a few unicorns.
And of course we know we should be thankful for the luxury of choice extended to our generation. And yes, I get it – I can go and live my dreams bolstered by a sense of financial and political stability neither my parents nor grandparents knew. The only thing here is that – I never really figured out what my dreams are. Beyond, obviously, eating French toast every day.
Do you find it disquieting that the first thing an emancipated woman like myself does after quitting her corporate job is getting on a cross-Atlantic flight and making breakfast for her manfriend? I don’t; I think that’s totally reasonable. As was the golden crispy moist amazingness of this French toast.
To conclude – I have no clue what I’m doing. It’s scary and hugely liberating. I’ll figure it out along the way. On that note: Let the therapeutic blogging begin. I’m off to indulge in my quarter-life crisis. And in massive amounts of San Francisco breakfast.
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