Either you run the day or the day runs you. — Jim Rohn
Hello friends, I greet you all with above quote. It’s really very important that we should take control of our lives and lead it on our own terms otherwise we would be compelled to be led by the circumstances surrounding us. A little bit proactivity on our part can do wonders for us. As you might know that last year, at this time we were completely bogged down by the virus. So utterly dispirited and disheartened that it took us almost a year to mentally and physically recover.
To tell you the truth, precisely I was scrambling desperately to come out of the scare, always fearful for the safety, health and well-being of my family, as it might be the case with many others like me. We were practically run over by the Covid and long Covid symptoms.
I had written about my inner turmoils and struggles in The Transformation. I realised that I have to take commands of the course of my life instead of drifting over. Then came the teaching job interview in the month of September, 2021. I went on with it, having lots of doubts and apprehensions regarding my ability to do the job. As the recruitment was from the new session that is from April, 2022, I got the ample time to prepare myself by body and mind to take up the job.
I knew perfectly well, that if I decline, I would remain wallowing in a dark pit of perpetual worry. Because, now I got a lot of spare time to indulge in it, my children being all grown up and getting busy with their own lives.
I started instilling confidence as well as courage within me at right earnest. My family also helped boost my faith on my own capabilities. More the days passed, more I became convinced that I should take up the job.
By mid March, a call came from the school that I have to join school for a week to attend the grooming session, within two days. And the process of aclimatising ourselves to the school setting before the start of the actual session, began. Though fast approaching the age of fifty, I was feeling excited like a fresh appointee of 25! I was all ready to run the day, instead getting run over by it.
During that one week, apart from other things, I also had to rearrange the books, the old and fresh arrivals and catalogue them too, in the library, as a part of assignment given to the trainee teachers. It quite surprised me too, that I was doing such hectic job, like standing up on a chair to arrange books on higher shelves with the same zeal as other young new teachers.
Then came the real interaction with the students, from the start of April. My instant rapport with them was so satisfying that it felt like I have taken the right decision. Though I am constantly pushing the boundaries of my physical abilities, running from one class to another, maintaining logbook, completing lesson plans, setting question papers for the upcoming exams, attending meetings and workshops, still it all felt worth it.
Friends, you see it’s all up to us, regarding taking the command of the days of our lives or let go off the reigns of it and regret it afterwards. If the conviction and faith on ourselves are there on our part, we can proceed with the toughest decisions.
I express my heartfelt gratitude that you have read my blog. I wish health and happiness to you all.
Adieu for now.