Daily Post : Reach

In response to daily post’s prompt:Reach

Reach For The Top

My teacher once said, “Chaman, you should always aim to reach the sky, if you have a higher aim, you are bound to do  well in life.”

To him in education one must reach the highest point, it should be our goal in life. When I think about his advice I sometimes wonder, if he were alive would he say he is happy I went as far as I possibly could.

I never thought how much time I should spend studying, there were obstacles in my path, my Dad passed away when I was very young, with him gone, I did not know how I will continue my education. I had older brothers, but I could not be certain they will give me financial help. I was very lucky two of my brothers helped me financially. I was able to complete a masters degree.

After my masters degree I wanted to get my education degree, I did not ask my brothers to help me, I applied for a scholarship and fortunately received it.

I wouldn’t consider myself ambitious, I always wanted to study in England, I knew it would be difficult for my brothers to help me financially, I kept hoping some day I’d win a scholarship to study in England. After teaching for two years I got an opportunity to apply for a British Council Scholarship, I did not think I’d be successful,  I was called for an interview, I must have done well because I was selected.

Perhaps I think I’ve reached far enough I must be happy with it.

……………………………. 🙂

6 thoughts on “Daily Post : Reach

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for sharing with us your story which is truly characterized by success upon success.

    All good wishes,


    • Thank you, whenever I applied for a scholarship I was certain I won’t get it, so I didn’t tell my mom
      or my siblings. I’d be afraid if I don’t get it they’d make fun of me. I only told them when I was successful.
      Spending hours studying was something boring for me. I told them as long as I pass I’d be happy. So you know
      they’d make fun of me, ‘you applied for a scholarship,’ they’d laugh and say,’don’t tell the relatives we won’t be able to
      show our face.’ 🙂

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