I have now completed one whole week in my new company. Looking back, I ask myself: “Why did I go out of my previous company?” That company was one of the best companies I have ever worked. I did not regret working there. The people were very nice, especially my bosses and my teammates. I had a lot of mentees there and I hope I have taught them enough, for them to be able to be successful in their work. I also created a lot of initiatives in that company, one of them is the Dining Philosophers. One of my mentees and teammate, Enjelica Pastoral, organized the Dancing Philosophers, an idea which came about during one of our team snacks.
So why did I have to move on, in spite of the very good position I had in that great company? There are many reasons, but maybe I can just offer the words of Ray Hannisian in the song he wrote entitled “Movin’ On”.
This was my elementary school graduation song which I never forgot because I like the lyrics and the song itself. I searched for a long time over the net for the lyrics of this song. I found one from this thread http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=12043 and if you scroll down, you’ll see this link http://www.jwpepper.com/pdf/0786335.pdf. The lyrics is incomplete though.
“there is a voice, that has no name,
it comes with evening or behind the rain.
I have no time now, to stop and explain,
I just keep moving, cause it helps to ease the pain.
The night has music, that calls to me,
across the canyons of an endless sea.
I seek the shadows of yesterday.
I just keep moving, cause it helps to ease the pain…..”.
There is an air of melancholy in this song which says that moving on is hard and a sad thing, leaving the comfort of your current status and facing something entirely new and uncertain, something which to a certain degree scary.
The song ends with the following lines:
Speak to me softly but tell me no lies
I see tomorrow shining in your eyes,
I have no time now to stop and explain
I just keep moving cause it helps to ease the pain.
I echo this to all my mentees: I see tomorrow shining in your eyes. I hope our paths meet again.
Here’s a video from youtube so that you’ll get an idea of how the song goes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7acCkbj4sOo