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I quit.

A few months short of forty, my most recent product launch almost put me into the ground. While the details are hazy and there are many candidates responsible for making me miss a week of work, the conclusion this afternoon was clear.

I am too old for the life I have been leading the last two years.

Maybe it was bad food, a dengue mosquito, viral killers floating in the air, stress at work, the pressure of the small business friendly economy at work or a combination of all six (see I can’t even count now). But this afternoon I realized that it has been more than a year since I played cricket with Amin or sat down for a game of FIFA; a little less since I attended one of Taha’s therapy session; and possibly more since Salwa’s last presentation. I am not going to live forever and having a nervous breakdown every night at midnight as I struggle to decipher the redirection algorithm behind my WordPress adventure is not going to help with lengthening my life expectancy.

I need to find another life. And soon before the next crisis claims me as its own, but not before the current adventure is over.

More on this later when I feel like writing again…

2 Responses to “I quit.”

  • NAHEEEE —-

    Quitting Again ;)

    Fundamentally I agree family needs more time now, than later, later will be too late, my father has often said

    You can continue to make millions but then your family gets ignored, so in an effort to enjoy you WILL HAVE TO BUY BACK YOUR OWN TIME TO ENJOY LIFE, meaning you earn less, to be more content in life …

    Not quitting, but maybe earning a tad-bit less, wont hurt the piggy bank, even if it does you live to love longer….. I quit too

    • Jawwad says:

      Hey Teeth.

      Just had a bad day, one too many. Feeling much better now. And slogging on again… And yes I have decided to slow down a little and buy back some of my own time to spend with the three little ones and my partner in crime and life for all these years.

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