Fun, Fellowship and Family
It has always been my statement that learning never stops. We learn from our wins; we learn from our losses. There is always a learning opportunity in every incident, event, and journey. And it is one of my favorite tasks to share my perspective and the learnings about any specific moment or task.
Fortunately, I am assigned a blog to write about my learnings in the Amal Fellowship. Though this fellowship helped me through CV making to cover letter, from going the extra mile to showing gratitude, leadership to teamwork, and thinking positively. However, the experience of the informal session had the most impact on me. After our Program Manager at Amal Academy left the job, we were divided and merged into other batches. This incident changed our way of interacting and made us united.
Informal sessions were a kind of a breather for me and impacted my mind a lot. As I am in the last semester, I have a lot of tasks like assignments, quizzes, presentations, Amal sessions and course work, and semester projects. All these things consume my time. In this hectic routine, I don’t have time to give myself and even skip my meals many times. After interacting with my fellows and having fun, I realized how important it is to give time to ourselves. I was forgetting to smile in my normal routine because of the stress I had. It was impacting my behavior unintentionally. Every time I attended an informal session, I was feeling relaxed, and my productivity was getting better. It also made me realize that as a group leader, I must take care of others’ routines and should distribute tasks accordingly.
Additionally, we got a platform to share smiles, our stories, feelings, and show talent. Bringing our experiences to the session made us able to expand our horizons of learning and united us like a family. Personally, I started thinking about everything from multiple perspectives and it made me more flexible to think and act.
The way everybody behaves in those informal sessions shows that everybody has some priorities but when it comes to family, we all want to take care of others, want to show love, and expect the same. We have even more desire of being loved as most of the fellows are away from home, we miss people who really care about us, give us the importance, and want us to share our time with them. Concluding all, I realized the importance of family through our informal sessions.
One of the major learning from the fellowship and informal sessions is that we have another way to lessen this feeling of loneliness by expanding our family and by making friends. We can do this by showing gratitude to all the people who have contributed a part to our life directly or indirectly and can have more friends and dear ones in our life. We would never feel alone if we would have some people with pure hearts around us.