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Day 33- C for Crossing the River


Picture Courtesy : Etsy online- Scott Harding Art
(this painting is copyright of the artist- Scott Harding and it is up for sale online on ETSY)
Today has been a super hectic day. I had to be at a friend's place for her graduation party. I had no plans of going as I was not sure of my time at work. Somehow, due to a power outage in my department, I wrapped up early. So, I made it to her party just as the party ended. It was nice, even though I spent most of my time chatting with friends outside in the moonlight. Seeing some good friends after a long gap, does bring a lot smile. As I did that, I totally forgot about my blog and its topic. I need to give Arko the credit for this topic. As we were talking about getting through the phase one of grad school, this topic made sense.

Usually, this term is alluding to the idiom,  "cross the Rubicon" which means doing something that will give very important results and is going to change your course or your fate. When I use this term, crossing the river, I picture a picturesque place with a beautiful bank on one side and a dense forest on the other. I probably see myself, moving from this dense forest to the other side, which is calm and serene. As we were talking, my friend  was mentioning about his experience getting through prelims. He said how he diligently put in a great amount of work everyday and enjoyed the process, despite its stress.  He was able to get through with so much ease and he felt that his hard work paid off. After that, when he gave me a topic to help write my blog, I thought, what he said, made perfect sense of this phrase. Crossing the River by no means, is an easy task. However, if we put in our effort and swim to the other side, we can find new meanings and new life.

One step at a time is my mantra for this whole process. Today, every friend I met, has inspired me in one way or other, they have taught me how they face their hardships and keep moving forward. It makes us realize how anyone around you can be your teacher, if you pay attention, they can surely teach you ways that will make this 'crossing the river' easy and fun. 
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