I recently quit a long time job, and honestly things have not been the same since.
Harsh Shandilya@msf_jarvisSmall announcement: I'll be leaving Projekt at the end of this month after over two years of participation in various capacities. It's been a fun experience but I feel it's time for some change. Much love to the team for the amazing time together 🤗♥️02:34 AM - 13 Jul 2019
I've occasionally discussed the reasons for leaving in the comments here at DEV, but to summarise - General lack of organisation and weak financials drove my decision.
I've been having a hard time coming to grips with the void that left in my life. I'm a 20 year old undergraduate student in India, and I had gotten quite comfortable in the fact that I was earning a decent bit of money for myself, helping the family with minor expenses, and saving up in a culture where employment alongside college is not really common or even looked up to, much less doing so remote.
I've been trying to get hired elsewhere to regain that stability I felt before and to fill the void left over by the reduced responsibilities, but it's been an uphill battle. My previous hire was a result of my contributions to the company's open source project substratum which I eventually took over as sole maintainer of. Job hunting and rejection is a new and demotivating experience for me and I can already feel the toll of it. My parents have been very supportive throughout the process, reassuring me that I don't need to be employed and they would happily support me until I finish college and am able to pursue a full-time job, like practically every parent in the country but I just can't bring myself to terms with what I essentially see as me slumping into defeat.
Has anybody else here ever gone through a similar experience? How did you deal with the defeatist feelings? Is there a secret to getting hired that I am not aware of or am I just unemployable and got lucky the first time around?