This time last year, I was still trying to secure a job in London. The past year was an exciting but tough journey. Alex and I were the only ones among our batch who chose to stay behind after our graduation. The construction industry in UK was extremely bad and chances for a job were low. Our parents were not happy with our choices, and many around us thought it would be difficult and not worth the time and effort. We had our doubts and insecurities, and considered all the alternatives which made more sense at that time. In the end, we decided to try our luck rather than being haunted with the ‘what if’ question in the future. There might be chances we could waste our time of a year and money on the living cost, but sometimes we have to deal with risks in our lives.
This journey has instilled a great life lesson on us, and we have had to grasp the skills of patience, persistence, hard work, staying positive and being strong on a deeper emotional level. It’s not that we didn’t apply these values all the while, but the journey enabled us to learn how all these positive values work together. There is indeed a fine line between persistence and stubbornness, but we have to learn how to measure and weigh it according to the circumstances.