A Heart won't Lie


Rainy October finally comes. I feel a deep grateful. First, I am happy to see pouring rain almost every evening and second I never thought that my decision to leave my 9-to-5 work as I posted here could inspire some of my friends. I know leaving a comfortable zone is a hard thing to do. Starting a new life with totally different activities also not easy. 

After having a long intimate conversation with my friends, I come to a conclusion that almost all of them  actually don't enjoy their job anymore. They're like a robot. Leaving home early in the morning, trapped in a crazy traffic jam, doing routine jobs and back home in the evening with the same horrible traffic jam. But they're still not sure to leave the job. Most of them still keep thinking about, what will I do? What is my actual passion? How will I survive without any monthly fixed income? Another interesting issue is for some female friends, they worry about changing their status from a career woman into a housewife or some people use the term a 'full-time-mom' or 'a stay-at-home mom', and the like. It seems that being the career woman is more prestigious that just sitting at home.   
  
If I flashed back a little bit to April 2010 (gosh, it's been more than 2 years a go), the moment when I made the decision to leave my job, almost all people around me were shocked including my parents. In fact my parents weren't quite happy with my decision. They still think that working in a big company and get a monthly salary is the best way to live your life. I know it's not easy to tell my parents that I quit the job because I want to follow my passion (in fact I still didn't know what to do at that time). Instead of explaining and excusing, I chose to show them that I would survive. I am sure that there are lots of things to do beside being an employee.

I always remember what Confucius  said, choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life. I resigned without knowing what to do next. At that time I just thought I need to take a break for a while. Having my own personal moment with myself. And suddenly the idea of having my own batik business hit me, continued with an offer from a friend to assist his law firm with a friendly working hour, an offer from my hubby to teach at his campus, accepted as an English teacher at one of well-known English courses in Indonesia, an idea to write a book with a friend, and I believe wholeheartedly that the list will go on and on. Life is a mystery. There are just too many miracles. You just need to believe.

To wrap it up, I just want to say that it's not fair to compare one job to another, take an example of a working  mom versus a stay-at-home mom. All job is good as long as you do it with all your heart. No body has right to judge other people job or said this job is better than that one. This is our own lives we talk about. We the one who live the life. Just contemplate for a moment. Talk with your heart. Is this the kind of life that you dream about? It's good to ask other people opinion but the decision is yours. Just listen to your heart. A heart will never lie.           

6 comments:

gerandis October 4, 2012 at 10:50 AM  

ah, aku jg tergoda mbak buat resign...tp, belum berani aku, belum teguh keinginan hatiku :D

Mia October 4, 2012 at 4:23 PM  

Hai Mbak ;)

Perasaan yang saya rasakan inilah menjadi magnet yang membuat saya rutin mengunjungi blog Mbak Riana. Hangat dan menenangkan *tsah*.

Senang mengikuti perjalanan Mbak, semoga happy selalu yaaa, for me it's still a long way to go, still need to find my 'real' passion..

Cheers!

ferina October 5, 2012 at 8:25 AM  

semoga bisa ngikutin jejak mbak Riana secepatnya :)

riana October 5, 2012 at 10:02 AM  

@gerandis: ah...dirimu masih muda, jalan masih panjang, aku yakin suatu hari nanti akan menemukan nama gerandis sbg fotograper handal, pemilik perkebunan sekaligus chef gaul, pasti seru, hahaha...I wish you luck:)

@mia: your comment is really touching, I'm flattered, never thought that my two cents could warm other people hearts that deep. wish you all the best things in life *hugs*

@ferina: aminnnn.....aku yakin, dirimu pasti bisa, doa terbaik untuk ferina & mika *hugs*

F is for the fish November 2, 2012 at 9:45 AM  

Hi,i just randomly ended up in your blog,and just wanted you too know that your writing touch people's life somewhere out there, like me :) who's been struggle in the same issue lately.

Wish you a bright sunny happy days ahead.

riana November 4, 2012 at 5:38 AM  

Hi..F, it's nice to have you here, thanks for dropping by & the comment. I wish you a fruitful life out there in Spore:)