Should I Stay Or Should I Go?
January 6, 2021
Jade Kerr

I said it before, and I’ll say it again – choices are an integral part of our everyday life. No matter how much we try to avoid it, it is inevitable. Throughout our lives, we also find ourselves being a part of different groups – students, co-workers, etc. And, naturally, we go from one to the other, constantly changing our surroundings and settings around us. Sometimes, it is a natural move forward, while at other times, it is a decision that we make – that can often be an extremely difficult one to make. Unfourtenertley, I experienced the latter time and time again when I was younger. As a young adult, I came from small-scaled jobs to mature, grown ones. That was a completely new experience for me, and although I was scared and nervous before, my first jobs are linked to some of my greatest memories. But, then, a dilemma arose.

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After a few years at the company, practicing a job I liked, and developing deep connections with the people around me, I received a counter offer. This was a complete game-changer. I was offered a position in a great, high-regarded company, in a job that would be a step-up for me and a chance to evolve and gain more credit and experience. However, I loved the company in which I worked, and I loved the people that worked there. They were a second family to me, and I was afraid to grow myself, even is just a little, away from them. Like you would probably assume, this was not a decision that I took lightly. These factors, as insignificant or simple as they may seem to others, were impossible for me to choose from.

That wasn’t the last time I had to deal with this dilemma, and it didn’t necessarily get easier with each time. However, with time, I understood that we could always wonder about the road not taken, but that would lead us nowhere. We should make a decision we full-heartedly stand behind and trust ourselves in making the best decisions for ourselves. Also, moving on is a natural part of life, and sometimes, we just got to see where it takes us.

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