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Sunday, January 24, 2010

How do you know?

25th January 2010

A friend is wondering if she should quit a steady job to do something different and a little crazy.

Someone who knows us both asked how I knew I was ready to leave when I did the same thing about three years ago.

But the thing is, you'll never be ready. If you're trying to tell stories, you'll end up breaking more things than you build because humanity is huge and anything you make to hold it will crack. Our hands never seem big enough or wise enough. And there never seems to be enough savings in the bank.

So it's not a question of readiness at all. It's a question of whether you want to.

Do you?


K. said...
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K. said...

Yes.. we're mostly so preoccupied with getting our cars and ensuring we put our CPF funds to good use (ie buy property) that there often isn't the time and chance to think of doing that crazy something that we want to. May I ask how many years you've worked before deciding?

I've worked for 3 and think I'll work a further 2 or 3 before taking the dive.