In July 2011, I opted to retire from my active career as a practicing management professional. In the 38 years that I pursued this career, I had opportunity to work in diverse capacities, in small-to-medium-to-large engineering companies. Whether I was setting up Greenfield projects or Brownfield projects, nurturing the new start-ups or accelerating the stabilized unit to a next phase growth, I had many more occasions to take the paths uncharted. The life then was so challenging!
One of the biggest casualty in that phase was my my hobbies like Be with The Family, Enjoy Music form Films of 1940s to mid-1970s period, write on whatever I liked to read, pursue amateur photography and indulge in solving the chess problems.
If I had to continue doing what I did prior to July 2011, there would have been no [formal] retirement. However, it was right time if I had to ensure that we (our immediate family) “live together”, for the years that we still have with us, without the career-dominated-time-management encumbrance on ‘our’ time.
So I commenced my Second Innings to focus on this area of my life as the primary occupation.
At the end of four years, I am now quite a regular blogger. I would continue to write down my thoughts and reactions to what I read and what I listen..
I have also teamed with fellow netizen friends to regularly contribute to Web Gurjari, and in particular its સાંપ્રત મૅનેજમૅન્ટ વિશ્વ [a.k.a Contemporary Management World]. This is an experiment to build a platform for the Gujarati Speaking people across the world to share their knowledge and experiences in their own field of work and / or personal life, in Gujarati. I am also very regular contributor to Gujarati Wikisource.
I have been able to build a few very strong pen-relationships with the help of virtual internet-connected network of amateur and professional bloggers having similar interests. I use Linked In and Google + and Indiblogger regularly for this purpose.
I maintain contact with 38-years of my First Innings as freelance trainer and process facilitator.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.