You see, I just quit my job.
Since the nature of work isn't going to change, I've decided to be the change. I don't know if it's going to give me the balance and direction I'm looking for, but I can say I am trying.
It's hard to break the news to your work friends, especially if you work with them 12 hours a day. I'm swamped with work and I just soooo wanna throw in the towel now and let the department deal with the workload. I have tendered, my work energy and momentum is low, I just wanna quietly live out my days. But because they are my friends, I'm trying not to be such a jerk to them.
Everyone I know seems to be on the lookout for something better. Work life balance is elusive, and almost an urban myth on the tiny island. If people tell you they knock off on time at 5pm, they are lying. It just means that they have gone home and continued working till maybe 9-10pm. That's geography.
Well if they pay me gazillion dollars and I can afford a Gulfstream and a yacht, that's an entirely different story.
Is it all worth it in the end?