Monday, September 11, 2017

Nepal to Nebraska

Chasing my dreams in the pursuits of excellence, I have traversed thousands miles to be here in USA. Yes, I am not that strong, I cry at nights sometimes missing my family and friends. I miss the familiarity that used to make me feel safe, the place that I knew and was close to my heart, my home.
But I guess when you have big dreams visioning with the small eyes, you have to make some sacrifices. I wanted to enrich myself with the greater knowledge and I have been granted with this opportunity. I am trying my best to adapt to American culture, advance systems, different in every way. It’s not that easy but I have been doing fine. I feel like a strolling baby , trying to walk but also falling many times. I guess that’s what life is all about; to be able to grow, learn as a person. If we stay stable, too comfortable we will never feel the urge to learn as we feel like we know things much better.

My stay in Lincoln has been really nice so far. I had a training to attend in university where I met so many other young people like me going through the same phase who have left home following their dreams to be fulfilled here. The people here are welcoming too specially from my department(School of Biological Science). I have felt welcomed by every single person and how kind they are to me. Everyday I walk passing the state capitol building which is a local landmark for me. It stands out in the crowd making it easier for me not to get lost. Lincoln is  a small yet beautiful city. I did some exploring of the city a little before the school began ; visited some museums, strolled around downtown and also visited Holmes lake. 

The journey is long and will try my best to make it as smooth as possible. I would end reciting the phrase of my favorite poem by Robert Frost,
The woods are lovely, dark and deep
But I have promises to keep 
and Miles to go before I sleep
miles to go before I sleep. 

Friday, April 28, 2017

And then life happens

I remember reading that life is never a straight line as per the ECG , if it's straight one is dead. Hence, life is meant to have all the ups and downs, highs and lows, crest and trough.

It's so easy to be happy at good times but its equally challenging to face the tough times in life. It's like a fear with death somewhat. We know it can come anytime but still we don't want it to come same is with the hard times in life.

I feel quite fascinated when the good and bad times follow each other so perfectly in a pattern.  After you enjoy some good summer days, the winter crawls in to freeze u, cripple you and make u feel worn out. But when it becomes so predictable, it develops fear inside you. You wouldn't be able to enjoy your happiness coz you fear that it wont last long and it will be followed by tough times which can be very severe. Then, as expected the bad time creeps in when nothing is right. Sometimes, we can think that it's not gonna last long and soon be followed by good days but it's very hard to console our heart which is so much in pain.

Life can get very shitty at times, all we can do is persevere and try looking for those silver linings in the dark clouds you are succumbed into. It's very true that we can't please everyone if we want to achieve something in life. It is our battle and it us who have to be prepared for our own sake. Nobody else will. We will miss the hug and a warm gesture of love and support and seek a gentle pat on our back but you will be all by urself so just brace urself for the uphill battle and pat urself when u need it.

So, the best idea is to immerse in the situation you are in. If you are having amazing days, soak urself in completely. Forget about what is waiting for you soon, enjoy what is with you at the present. Then when the trouble knocks ur door, welcome it with all your heart, Treat it well like a guest and then farewell :)