The deed is done. The events of the day unfolded in the following manner.
9:00 am - Received a phonecall from my agent informing me that I will be receiving my contract today.
10:00 am - Hit refresh in Gmail for the first of almost 20 times, waiting for the email to arrive.
12:05 pm - Goes to the toilet.
12:07 pm - Noticed a new email in my inbox. I open my mail with trepidation and there it is staring at me, my contract.
12:08 pm - Begin downloading contract to view. Downloading fails.
12:09 pm - I try downloading again. It still fails. Curse under my breath. Frustration level increasing.
12:11 pm - It finally downloads successfully. I open it. I quickly read through it. I stop at the "how much will I get paid" section.
12:12 pm - Wonder where the calculator went. Have a quick look around. Can't find it.
12:13 pm - Finally locate a calculator. I work out my monthly salary. My heart does a few cart wheels inside my rib cage. My brain is busy trying to decipher what car to buy.
12:15 pm - Call Papa Bear to tell him the news. Briefly read out the contract to him. He has no objections. It is good.
12:17 pm - I send my acceptance and call my new employer up to confirm. A bit "kiasu" , I realized but hey, I've been on this island for 6 years. I'm entitled to be a little bit "kiasu".
12:30 pm - Happiest lunch I've had a in a long while.
6:30 pm - Meet up with boss back in office. Trying to find a good time to break the news to him.
7:00 pm - Still haven't found a good time.
7:11 pm - Yet to find a good time. Having a hard time holding it in. Colleague starts giving me funny faces.
7:45 pm - I find the right time and inform my boss. He is ok with it and seems quite nice about it. I appreciate that.
8:20 pm - I sent out the email with my official resignation. The deed is done.
Next stop, the land down under.