By acknowledging that what we don’t know is far greater than what we know, the boundaries we draw around ourselves can be challenged and erased.
Over the years I have trained myself to revel in the challenges that come my way. I’ve learnt to enjoy and weirdly look forward to them. After all, nothing that has been too easy is ever worth it 🙂
With every new pursuit (and the inevitable struggles and failures that usually follow), I’ve always gained new knowledge or a new skill that I didn’t have before. I get to challenge myself, and occasionally come away with some fun stories. And I absolutely love the ordeal.
IBM’s Corporate Service Corps is one such new challenge. A challenge where I could use every single one of those new things that I had spent countless hours learning. A challenge that has a legacy so glorious that it almost seems untrue!
With a big challenge like this comes its set of pressures, hesitations, perceptions, stress and of course truck loads of excitement.
The thought of being in a place you’ve never been to, with people you’ve never met, a job you’ve never done and a responsibility so huge – daunting is the simplest word I can think of to describe what I feel!
However, as the pre-work weeks are rolling by and I am getting to know the objective, the people and most importantly the culture – the uneasiness has given way to restlessness. I can’t wait!
“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” ~ David Mitchell.
The journey 84 Degrees West.
P.S: In case you’re wondering about the name of my blog, brace yourselves – The Longitude of Morocco is 6.0000° W and India is 78.0000° E so I am 84.0000° West bound. In English – I am going to Morocco 😀