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Being 23 And Leaving My Dream Job

I started this blog to document the journey of my life. And for the past year or so, I haven't been doing a good job of it. So now, I will write a blogpost every day. Today, I will tell you what it's like parting ways with your dream job.

But before you start I'll have you know this isn't a Before-After story. There isn't light at the end of the tunnel (yet) cuz I'm still in the tunnel. Let's begin.

Ever since I stumbled upon the Struggles Of Lefties article on it, I had found my love in BuzzFeed. I had been following the website religiously when I discovered that they were setting up shop in Mumbai, India. Mind racing, heart pounding, I applied for it. A few interviews and I was in. I had set foot in the magically sweet, cat-filled, the most glorious land on the internet – BuzzFeed dot com the website. 22 years old, I was living my dream. I wrote about food, love, celebrities, I poured my heart out and the views and shares didn't let me down. Being a part of this, this and this video, the feeling is surreal. Everyone out there who dreams of working with BuzzFeed, I hope your dream comes true. It is a place worth going to. A madness worth being a part of.

Like all good things come to an end, my stint with the most beloved company ended in a year. First one in, first one out. Sometimes you love someone to bones, but the relationship doesn't work out. Literally my BF and I had to part ways.

And so, here I am.

This time last year I had planned my life. I would be 90 years old and scouting photos of Hrithik Roshan, all ready to write a new article– 27 Photos That Prove Hrithik Roshan Basically Didn't Age.  I can still write said article when I'm 90 because BuzzFeed has a killer Community Super-poster but what's the fun in that? For me this was it. The last one, my the one. My Chosen One, if you will.

But the game of Life is unpredictable. I'm 23, where I'd thought I'd be Editor-in-Chief (hey, I'm allowed to dream), I'm at home. Writing this. Adding McDonald's Happy Meal to my XXL hips and collecting Minion toys with the last salary I got. I'd like to call the situation I'm in a dramatic pause. A very long one. Alan Rickman will be proud of me.

And you know what? I'm okay.

This isn't a story about me and BuzzFeed, no. This is me sharing a very important lesson with you– that you can have your life turned upside down, and you will feel like it's the end of the world, and it will still be okay. Do you hear me? You. Will. Be. Okay.

That's the thing about having everything taken away from you, then you have nothing to lose :)

Happiness can be found in the darkest of times if only one remember to turn on the light!

So smile. All is well.

Until tomorrow,
Karima