From the start of this century, there have been two topics that have attracted attention in the media as well as in books. They are terrorism, and positive thinking and living.
Dreaming Up A JobI got married a year ago and shifted into an area where I knew no one. Always interested in working with children, I gave my resume to several neighbouring schools and nurseries. However, nothing worked out. Yet, I kept the faith. I even set a target that in one year’s time I would reach out to hundred children, directly or indirectly. I didn’t ‘hope’ for it to happen, I ‘knew’ it would happen.
I had stopped over at a workshop in Lonavla for a couple of hours. While walking in the rain with other participants towards lunch, a woman holding an umbrella in her hands, urged me to share it with her. The walk to the dining room was just two minutes but the right conversation unfolded. I asked her what she did. She replied, “I am the principal of a school.” Enthused, I told her I loved working with children. She asked where I stayed. She looked surprised, her school was in the same area – in fact, it was the only international school in the area and just 10 minutes away from my house. I asked her if there was an opening. She too seemed surprised at the coincidence of it all and responded, “As a matter of fact there is. One of my teachers handed in her resignation only last week.” The rest, as always, is history. I went in for my interview and conducted a demonstration class and I got chosen. The biggest surprise came to me when I found out that the number of children in the school was about hundred!
- Megha Bajaj
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