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Moving on…

Jo dearest,

You are moving. After four years of doing so many things, you are shifting. The first move , just like the first love, the first job and the first wife is always the most difficult. You leave behind a lot of memories. The messages we exchanged mindless the work, the calls we traded at odd times and the trust we reposed in each other – memorable in a single word. We never worked together, but we have no cause to believe so. I don’t know what you wrote in your farewell. The cliche goes, the world is a small place and you know better. It is never easy to part. Whatever you have learnt will keep you in good stead. The lady who pepped you up when you were down, your first mentor who bridged the gap between school and work, the guys who tried to charm you, the freshers who looked to you as their god, the managers who you admired, the friends who made so many of your days, the girls who laughed with you, …

Admit it, you got a pretty good break (more than two months) between jobs. What a feeling it is to enjoy a break in these non-stop days. No alarms to wake up to, no bothersome bosses, no meddlesome colleagues to poke their noses into your matters, everything at your pace. I hope, you enjoyed your break very well. If I were you, I would have whiled away the time without a care about the unpredictable future. You watched Iranian movies, read books worthy of your time – you did better.

Butterflies in your stomach! Stars in your head! But you will adapt. A new corporate culture, a new role, new work in New York and most importantly, a change that will stimulate you, keep you on your toes and just keep you moving. You will find new lunch mates, new loo faces, new pantry people, new friendly guards and pick up new relationships that matter. You shall make a flying start, with your flight fares reimbursed. I wish that you keep your momentum and make a mark.

Just remember, work is mostly about people. Liven up your spirits. Enjoy your time at work and enjoy yourself. Keep your work and life separate. There is no one more important than you. Keep your soul free, as you told me. Never give any one more space in your mind for her to niggle you. You might find a friend for life, very like me. Watch out for special things. Let the girl in you roam free. Let the lady in you show them what you are made of. Both of them make a pretty combination.

Good luck, my dear Kutty!


PS: All my readers, please wish Jo who joins a new company tomorrow.

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  1. A
    11 December 2005 at 1:29 pm

    Good luck with your new job, Jo!

  2. Jo
    11 December 2005 at 8:55 pm

    Thank you A 🙂

  3. sk
    12 December 2005 at 9:33 pm

    Is Jo who I think it is??? You closest friend who is a girl?
    Good luckk lady!

  4. 13 December 2005 at 1:41 pm

    sk, you are rite. the girl who is the friend or the friend who is the girl!

  5. mooku
    14 December 2005 at 2:15 am

    NY! Hmm… good luck!

  6. 14 December 2005 at 6:17 am

    hey mooku, why is that the probability of you commenting on Jo posts is so very high? 😉

    Jo, are you also wondering about the same? :-p

  7. gopi
    14 December 2005 at 11:47 am

    mooku == sk ??

  8. gopi
    14 December 2005 at 11:52 am

    is this correct
    A, Jo & mooku from US / West of India
    spark & sk from India

  9. 14 December 2005 at 2:46 pm

    mr. gopi. except for poor you and lucky me, every one’s from the other side of india.

  10. Jo
    17 December 2005 at 3:46 am

    Thanks everyone! Just got back from TX after a hectic( 3 days 8 am – 9 pm) orientation programme!! Consulting firms are no fun 😦

  11. 17 December 2005 at 7:12 am

    way to go, girl. have fun :-p

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