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One Dollar for Education

There was a housemaid who used to live in the small town. She just gave a birth to her second child. One day, she realized something different than usual. She saw her neighbor son returned home who just finished his higher education from the capital city – Kathmandu.Within a month, he started working in a nearby government office in the reputed position. From that moment, she realized the importance of education in life because before that, she didn’t know what education is meant for since she dedicated her childhood as a housemaid due to which she never got an opportunity to go to the school in her childhood.

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Two important lesson from that 6 hours of walk

Back in 2016, when I was a site engineer in GTL Nepal, Dhangadhi, I usually visit newly built site for inspection. Since I was working in telecommunication industry, the interesting part was that I got a chance to travel to different places. That’s when I traveled to all nine district of Far Western Development. The non interesting part was that the telecom sites were built in the top hill side where it took me more than hours of long to reach the site.

I can still remember the day when I was heading to one of the newly built site in Darchula. The first day I could only reach to the base of the hill where the site was built. Since it was already evening when I reached there, I could not see the site properly but the driver dai who was with me showed the AV lamp light of the tower.

It’s far – I whispered.

The Next day, when I saw the site location, I was shocked. It was really too far at the top of the hill. I thought it would take me whole day to reach the site. I finished my breakfast and prepared for my journey.

After every step I took, I used to look up ward towards the site to make me feel good and try to know how much distance more do I had to walk, but unfortunately it seem too far. Even after one hour walk, when I felt that I might have walked too far but when I looked upward, the site location was still too far. That really made me frustrated as my legs was hurting so much. Sometime I even felt like giving up and returning back.

But something amazing thought came in my mind.

Inside my brain, I was thinking like – Hey Niraj, from next time, don’t look upward. Just keep walking and look backward.

I gave a try.

After walking continuously for one hour, I took rest and this time, I didn’t look upward, instead I looked downward and something amazing feeling came in mind. I felt like I walked very far away because the place where started my journey was too far from there. I even thank my leg for supporting me in every step of this journey.

From this journey, I learnt a valuable lesson in my life.

Life is not about looking into the future and getting worried about it. Instead, it’s about looking back, learning from the experiences and being thankful for whatever we have and wherever we are.

After six hours of walk, finally I reached the construction site at the top of the hill. It was one of the victorious moment in my life like climbing a Mount Everest. But one thing shocked me.

When I was on the base location, I thought the site location was the highest point of the hill and I could see all other places from there. But as I reached there, I saw other hills are higher than it.

It was also one of the learning moment of my life because every time we think that we will be happy if we get that position or get job in the big company and as soon as we reach there, we will feel that it is nothing and then we start to expect more than that. Instead of enjoying what we have, we become sad by looking at the things that we dons’t have.

Same was the my situation. Instead of enjoying the moment at the top of the hill, I was looking at other hill and wondering if I could be there.

2018 Reading Books Challenge

Can you suggest me that one book which will drastically change my life and I don’t have to read any other books ?” – One of my friend asked me.

Well, at that moment, I was confused. Didn’t know which book to suggest because there are so many books that has changed the life of so many people.

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Self Reflection

I was born in a society where Doctor and Engineers are only considered the most prestigious job than any other. With the same mindset, I joined an engineering college and became an Electrical engineer even I truly didn’t enjoy it. Working two and half years in a telecommunication company, I realized that engineering is not my stuff. So, I was looking for a change, a change that will find the purpose of my life. I truly believe that travelling will help to explore the purpose of life. So, I decided to apply for the abroad study and joined one of the University in Sydney.

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CQUniversity Leadership Conference 2018 – My reflection ( Part 2)

DAY 1

30th Oct – The day is finally here I was eagerly waiting for.

I had a flight at 8 am from Sydney. Roger Shrestha joined me from Sydney campus. But the interesting moment was when I met Sophie at the Sydney Airport. I had no idea that she was also taking part in the Leadership Conference because earlier I was told that there would be only two students from Sydney campus who would be joining the conference. I met Sophie in our uni library as she is working part time as library staff. We became actually a friend in the Orientation program last term in Sydney campus where we both worked as a volunteer and after that it was the first time I met her.

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Qantas Airline

With Qantas flight, we landed on Brisbane and  then another flight to Gladstone. The moment I was about to land on Gladstone was so hard for me because my both ears were hurting so badly. I couldn’t express how I was feeling at that time but it was really bad – felt like my ears would burst with pain. We landed on Gladstone and I could really feel the summer had started there because back in Sydney, when I left, the weather was cool.

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