Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
In the first work week of 2022, I boldly decided to quit my job. it wasn’t a clean break, as my request was to resign immediately. Yes I know, it’s a very harsh decision, but it was long coming. Without going too deep into the details (NDAs and things), I had without a doubt, a very enviable job at an excellent company Global InfoAnalytics. Why did I quit, what was wrong with me? Easy, Priorities.
In late 2021, I started my Masters Programme at Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, I chose Computer Science; a lovely course. And this came with its own challenges. Assignments and Classes (in the middle of the night, because of timezone); and for a while, I was doing OK, working and schooling. But to be honest, “OK’ isn’t great, “OK” isn’t Fantastic, “OK” isn’t even well. I knew I could do better. Wasn’t the worst in class, but I hate being Average, hate being “OK”.
“OK” is better than bad, that’s for sure, but there’s a sense of accomplishment that comes from good or bad that you won’t get with “OK”.
December rolled by and I had the opportunity of tasting school life without work, and yeah, I think that was when I thought about reordering my Priorities. A few weeks in, I tendered a resignation later, turned my “OK” education to “Great” and who knows, after I’m done, Turn my whole life situation to “Fantastic”.
Why be a king when you can be a god
Eminem (Rap God)