February 2019, I left my job to support family business. I also opened a fast-food corner by borrowing funds from bank and friends. Karma! This is what I call it, when once I had supported my friend by lending him money for his new startup and another friend of mine supported me for the same cause.
At the same time, I even purchased a new house to stay close to my family and sold the old one. My life was moving no less than a rollercoaster ride.
Reality bites; I was not yet settled, when the unexpected situation of Corona Pandemic came into picture. Although it did not harm me physically, I was taken aback by its storm financially.
Having a successful career of more than 10 years in corporate world, I had never imagined myself landing into such a situation. My shop workers left for their homes in village and business came to a standstill with no source of income left. To our rescue, RBI had announced moratorium facility owing to the situation which was a slight relief for me.
Adaption and acceptance were all could do at the moment.
The trouble doubled when RBI stopped moratorium effective September 2019. Moreover, my uncle with whom I had planned to expand my existing business died due to Corona which was another setback for me.
Plan Do Check Act. The sad part of my life my is I did not have Plan B or maybe never thought of it when I stepped into business. The only plan which I had made was of retiral at the age of 45 years which now seems far more than a dream.
Life is beyond assets and liabilities. I had to struggle to control my emotions and thoughts and become a fighter once again.
Great things take time and maybe I could not fit myself into the so-called great business world and hence I decided to step back into the corporate world. With two offers and more counting, I am now all with my new job to live my salaried life with great lessons and experience from past.
Wish me Luck 😊