The 4 Week Countdown

Posted by Simon Leung in Google, Updates on July 10th, 2006 | No Comments

Many things have happened in my personal and professional life within the recent months, and I’m afraid that I have been cornered into making a decision that I’m not quite sure I’m ready to make.

I won’t bore you with the exact details, but the impact is so dramatic that it will result in a HUGE decision that I’m not mentally prepared for.

At this point, it looks like it’s going to happen. In just 4 short weeks from today, I will sit down in front of a table, press my pen against my resignation letter, and sign my way out of over 4 years of sweat and tears at Google.com.

That’s right – the time is almost upon us. Although this day is bound to come sooner or later, I guess it is safe to say that I would have expected it to come later rather than sooner.
Yet, I suppose it couldn’t have come at a better time. After all, for the past 2 months, I have been under the heavy guidance of my mentor, Joel Christopher, as well as the amazing members of the Gold Club Team.

With everyone’s help, I guess you could say that I had been all along preparing myself for one of the boldest moves of my life. Nonetheless, leaving a stable bi-monthly paycheck, from a top-notch technology company, not to mention a good amount of stock options on the table and INCREDIBLE friends was NOT an easy decision to make, by any means.

However, my team that I first met in San Antonio back in May has helped me realize that this is also the most important, rewarding and life-changing decision I will ever make. With their support, I was able to come to terms with what I need to do, and realize that since many elements are currently out of my hands, I might as well make the most of opportunities that may arise as a result.

A whole lot has happened during the past several weeks, and even more will develop in the next few weeks alone. This is all very new to me, and I can’t believe that my time at Google is almost up.

From 4 years down to the last 4 weeks. My friends, the countdown has begun!

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