With Eyes Wide Open

In response to Daily Prompt’s Daily Post: Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)

Am I dreaming? I must be.

There is no other possible explanation to how this could be happening. I had turned over my resignation letter to my boss and was casually walking out of my office.

I mean, I always meant to do this. I hated being stuck in a job I had never planned on joining in the first place. It had always seemed mundane and dull but one has to do stuff for a living, I guess.

Everyday, I would dream of leaving the job and starting something of my own and everyday I would convince myself how the job is necessary for me. How I could simultaneously do a job and work on something I like but it never happened.

Slowly, the job had consumed all my time and had started to make my passions seem like a distant life of its own. Something which I could never achieve.

It was maybe then that a nerve snapped and I entered auto-pilot. I wrote down my resignation letter for the umpteenth time. I headed to my boss’s chamber and handed in my letter. I did not know what I was doing but it just had to be done.

‘What is this?’ he asked.

‘My resignation.’

He looked at me for a while not saying a word.

‘I don’t get it,’ he finally said. ‘Is it about the pay? Or do you have something entirely else in your mind?’

‘It’s not the pay. I just want something else. I want to start my own company.’

‘Do you have an idea? A plan?’

‘I have a very good idea and a brilliant plan but I have no clue where to begin,’ I was being completely honest. I did not want to hide anything.

‘Why don’t you continue till you figure that out?’

I shook my head. ‘No, this is something I have been meaning to do for a while. I don’t know how I will begin but I will not know it without starting and I definitely cannot begin with me here. I hope you understand.’

He took a deep breath. ‘I understand. I wish you well.’

‘Thank you, sir,’ I turned around and walked away.

I could not believe what I had done. Is it a dream?

No, no it isn’t. It is a step to achieve something I had been dreaming about for a long time with my eyes wide open.


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