Visualizing Your Experience
Before the twelve weeks from today, I was very busy preparing for my exams and having a plan to attend the weekly session as well as do Project work 1 after the Exams. I was unable to attend the 1st-week session due to my exam, but on that week, I attend the group meeting, so I talked to one of my group members about all the proceedings of both sessions, and I also got the notes of that session from that fellow which help me a lot to understand the essence of sessions.
Now it is the 2nd week in which I had planned to attend the sessions and take notes of the meeting. Honestly speaking, As the fellowship is a virtual one, which I expected to be boring likewise online academic classes because I thought, I have to sit in front of the laptop for more than two hours, I also experienced butterflies in my stomach during the first few days of the fellowship because my mind was racing with conflicting ideas.
But the hours passed like seconds, the days passed like hours, and the months passed like days. Later on, however, the wonderful atmosphere and learning-friendly environment provided by the facilitation team made me feel delighted. Everyone in the fellowship was always upbeat and enthusiastic about everything.
Every learning group activity taught me something new and unique, and every session added a new milestone to my personality. The facilitators’ team’s inspiring and meticulous remarks encouraged me to be meticulous in my work. How they delivered feedback, emphasizing the positives first and then the flaws, was unusual, but one to remember.
In the starting weeks of AMAL, I loved each activity that completely compelled me to think out of the box, including discovering about my goals, making a video clip, Fixing stuff around myself, and Gift Overdue activity and LUMS case study.
These all activities compel me to think out of the box and leave my comfort zone.
In the very 1st activity “Writing the professional and personal goal”, I thought about myself in a very different manner, thought about my purpose in life, and discovered some major purposes of my life that help me to be a goal-oriented person. I would like to compare this change to this convex lens(magnifying glass) which merges the light rays in a single beam that helps to burn fire. Fire has been an asset to the Human species for thousands of years.
In the same manner, there was already light and the magnifying glass in myself, but I did not know how to use this magnifying glass to direct my energies to discover myself and light a fire within myself for my purpose. AMAL ACADEMY taught me how to use a magnifying glass and redirect my energies to discover and achieve my life goals.
Fixing stuff around myself is an activity that I did not do daily, so this activity made me tired and gave me a sense of empathy towards my mother who used to do this work daily.
Since then, I have cleaned my room many times.
I consider this whole journey like the dawn of a new horizon of my life.