Journey to my WHY,What is your WHY?
“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.”
Said Friedrich Nietzsche.
I’ve been a weak child in my studies, No one aspects me to reach at stage, I’m today. Frankly, I didn’t either. It was awful. I made my WHY my studies. I thought if I’ll do PhD then I can be happy with my life. I had every thing Family, Friends, Love. Still life didn’t felt complete so never the less I continued my journey of “The PhD”. And then the day came I completed my Master’s.
Christine Feehan — ‘Life gives us choices. You either grab on with both hands and just go for it, or you sit on the sidelines.’
Because I didn’t have the financial freedom so I planed to achieve that freedom. I started looking for jobs and being a Pakistani I wasn’t shocked when I didn’t get even one single interview call from any organization, even from the one where I did internship. One day a friend of mine (Abdul Rehman Chaudhry) posted a ad for Career Fellowship.
I applied for the fellowship and I was shocked when I had my first phone interview. That was amazing for me. I curiously started waiting for the in person interview, and then I got email for Interview. I was so happy and just for the sake of knowing more about the team who called me for the interview I started looking for detail information of Amal Academy and I googled the Amal academy’s name. I visited the organizations website then face book page and then I felt so happy that I told my whole family, even I shown a video on humility (I found on Amal website) to my dad. I was so excited that I forcefully set headphones and made him watch full video even though he wasn’t interested what I was showing him. I started looking for alumni’s and found Adnan Ahmad and Khadija Yousaf , I texted both and asked for help. They replied then I had the interview, and got selected.
My journey with Amal started. At first I thought, I’ll be able to improve soft skills, organizational skills and finally get a job but I got much more. I understood my reason to live, before fellowship’s end, I knew my passion, I knew my WHY isn’t only my study, I wanted to explore the world. I found some amazing friends who supported me, however I would speak about my foolish desire. They are so awesome that I could spend my whole day with them without worrying about any thing else. I found true friends there. A new family with different backgrounds but the same compassion.
Donald Trump — “You have to think anyway, so why not think big?”
Now I know my WHY, that is to visit the world and live for my self. I know now I’m life long learner, I’m ready to learn from my failure and ready to jump towards risk, ready to sacrifice for what I feel happy doing.
I would say it like that: “I’m ready to live my life now”
I’m doing a job now, I started my journey to accomplish my reason to live and I’m grateful to Amal team for every effort they’ve put in this, and make me realize my true passion.