You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
My journey towards continuous learning STARTS. I had accessed our UPOU portal and I’ve meet all my virtual classmates. There are 196 students in the course and I was amazed that there are a lot of OFW students who enrolled. Some of them are from K.S.A., Libya, London and U.A.E. We have the same reason for pursuing MAN, and that is to improve our knowledge and skills for the betterment of our career and patient service.
My emotions are mixed. I’m excited but I am also afraid.
…Afraid that I will not be able to finish reading my modules and preparing my assignments.
…Afraid that I will not be able to pass my exams due to lack of time to review.
…Afraid that I will not be able to finish my thesis because of lack of library and resources here abroad.
I am working 48hours/week with a 12-hour-duty. Living abroad and doing all the household chores alone makes my time to study difficult.
Upon deep contemplation..
Hey! This is challenging! Upon joining the forum, I have realized that I am not alone in this journey. I have lots of classmates who are also working abroad. Our determination to succeed and commitment for improvement conquers our fear. I just need to properly manage my time and commit myself to read everyday.
I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.