My last day at work was a strange feeling to say the least. I felt overwhelmed, humbled, anxious and excited, all in the space of my short final four hour day.
I did the rounds and said a parting farewell to some people I had known as aquaitences, work collegues and close friends from over the past nine years.
What I found quite astounding is that not one person thought my decision to leave the company and travel for the next eighteen months was a bad idea. I put this down to one of my personal beliefs that at the core of most people there is a desire to travel and find adventure. From the voyages of Christopher Columbus to the Americas, to the first man to walk on the moon Neil Armstrong, down to the average family’s annual package holiday. Travel is part of what makes us human.
As I shook hands and exchanged goodbyes I couldn’t help thinking that some of these people I would never see again. On the other hand I know I have made a number of close companionships that will last a lifetime regardless of the frequency of times we met in the near future.
As I prepare for the first leg of my very own adventure arriving in Delhi India on the 11th March 2015, I will leave with a parting quote from Mark Twain that emphianises my decision to quit my current job in order to satisfy my thirst of wanderlust.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do“