Monday, March 23, 2009

COUNTING DAYS....

In a few months time I'll be 55. By then I 'll only have another year to go before calling it a day in DVS.

The question is (as asked and speculated by many) am I really going to retire after getting my DIMP. A few has simply told people that I'm going to change my mind.

For me, I'm sticking to my plan. I'm going to retire from my present career on July 22 2010 at the age of 56. Getting the DIMP is a bonus for me...well at least I have fulfilled one of the top level of Maslow's Theory of Needs...

My exit plan? Well I still have a year over to plan what to do.

Actually I've been contacted by a University...they want me to start now as a temporary lecturer and not to wait till I retire...I've told them I agree to do it. I'll do it initially on Sundays...

Am I doing the right thing in this global economic turmoil? Well, I'm retiring from my present work in DVS, but I won't retire from doing what I like best...

May be, I'll try get a contract work with DVS as a veterinary pathologist - developing histologic slide reading to all budding pathologist in DVS labs...

What is important is to take a break, escape the routine non-productive but mentally-tiring non-veterinary works...

I'll continue working at my own pace, no pressure of meeting deadlines, KPIs, etc...doing whatever interest me...

Well, I would like very much to complete my novels...who knows may be I'll be good at it...and become a rich novelist before I close my eyes...

The first is my autobiography...the second will be a fiction-plus-real story...and the third is a real-life drama that I happen to be part of...

I also would like it very much to transfer all I have as far as skills and knowledge to others...hate to think that all that I was blessed with are allowed to rot away just like that...

Getting ready for the ultimate destination...still feel very inadequate for the long journey...Too much time spent on something very insignificant (the world) and Too little time spent on the real world (the hereafter)...

Please Allah lead me to your right path and bless me with the energy and mental facility to continue serving you and filling the seemingly unsurmountable gap...





5 comments:

Laura Neulat said...

First of all HAPPY 55 BIRTHDAY!! As you also share with your readers your dilemma, doubts, questions ... may I suggest you really really need an EXIT PLAN, as you call it!

A World in a PAN said...

THank you for visint my blog. Sen me anytime a recipe you enjoy and I will publish it! (need pic).

PS Oops, the previous comment came out of another blog I never use.

azahar said...

Laura,

Thank you for visiting my blog and sharing my story.

They are just my feelings - signs of getting old perhaps.

The plan is ready, but after all the years in the comfort zone of being a government servant, the outside world looks scary...

Mohd Noor said...

Way to go bro Datuk! (Ada ke expression macam ni?)

When you complete the autobiography, please do not forget to let sdara.yahoogroup know. I am looking forward to it and want to be one of the first few to own it. Kalau boleh, with autograph ye! Always enjoy your writing.

Temenggung 72-79

azahar said...

Bro. Mohd. Noor,

Thank you for visiting. It is good to know that you like my writing.

I will do that, don't worry.

Besides the autobiography, I am now seriously writing a novel - fiction plus real-life story of the Nipah virus infection.