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Have you ever been in a situation where you have dreamt about something all your life and when it finally come true, you felt disappointed as its not what you expected it to be? 4years ago when I went abroad for my studies that's how I felt. All my life, since I was a little girl, I wanted to go abroad for my higher studies and may be settle in later on. Its not because I don't love my country or anything but all those movies and TV shows I watched as a kid made me think its going to be amazing.When I finally got the chance to do it, I didn't like that at all. I thought I was prepared for it as that's what I wanted all my life.But Oh Boy! How wrong and immature was I to even think like that. You never know how it is until you experience it yourself. I used to fantasize how its going to be living abroad, all by my self, in a perfect dorm room or an apartment, doing my laundry, cooking whatever I want and eating whatever I want, whenever I want, etc.  

 4 Years ago.......

I couldn't enter into a local medical college so I decided to apply to few foreign universities. With my dreams coming true, I got accepted to a foreign university. The country I got selected to wasn't my first choice, TBH it wasn't even a choice of mine at all. I applied there because it was one of the very few countries my parents could afford to send me to. Even if that's not what I imagined, I decided to go along with the flow. Everything fell into place, things started moving smoothly and days passed by preparing for the next season of my life. The big day came! We all flew there as a family,(Yes, you're right. That's how my family roll), while others came mostly by themselves. Got me settled into a dormitory room which I had to share with 2 other students. With lot more other struggles I had to deal with while I'm there for the next 6 years, language barrier was on top of that. While keeping up with my studies as a med student, doing everything by myself, I had to learn a new language in order to survive there. The culture was different, food was different, people were different and communication with locals was harder due to the language barrier which made everything 10× harder than it was already. My dream came true, but I was disappointed the way it turned out.

After 1 Year..

 It was still very new but I started getting used to the life there. Things which seemed to be very hard at the beginning started to ease out. Made new friends, learnt the language little bit more, tried new friends and got settled into a new normalcy, just like we did after this global pandemic. Came a cross lot of difficulties but with that I learnt a lot about life, made me stronger. 

 4 Years Later...

4 years later, today, I can only talk about good things about that country and city that I initially hesitated going to. I'm absolutely in love with that country, city, people, food and everything related to that country. Last 4 years were a roller coaster ride, filled with lots of ups and downs and adventures I never ever imagined of going through. I am who I am today because of that. If you've only known me for the last couple of years, you would never know how much I hated going and living in that place. God turned it upside down. He made me change my attitudes in 180 degrees. I might have felt disappointed at the beginning as it was totally different than I expected it to be, but if I was given another chance to change that decision I had to make 4 years ago, I won't change a bit of it.

What did I learn?

The biggest thing I learnt is to EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED. 

 My mother used to say, "You don't always get what you want and dream in life. Sometimes you'll have to do things that you don't want and like, but always welcome those with a smile and be a challenge to those challenges." 

Here after, even when things don't go as I expect them to go, I'm gonna accept those with a smile because in a very unexpected way things could change and make a better version of it than expected.

Thank you all for joining me as I was reminiscing those mostly pleasant and some unpleasant events took place in my life for the past 4 years.

I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed writing this!






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