“Since how long have you been working here?”, he asked curiously, while firmly shaking hands. I could not help but notice the strands of grey in his hair. “It’s been two months!”, I replied, with a fake confident voice. In-spite of the warmth in his smile, deep down I was nervous. Intimidated by his experience. After all, he was the Vice- President of the company, while I was a doe-eyed fresher filled with excitement and nervousness.
This was during the orientation dinner for new employees. I was surrounded with highly experienced and skillful minds. I could not stop feeling the confidence each one of them emitted. They all looked smart, knowledgeable and professional. Whereas, I was a restless tyro in awe of their experience and proficiency. Though I was uncomfortable for being one among a handful of amateurs in a room full of professionals, I was highly inspired by each one of them. I had some great conversations that were enriching. They made me realize my scope of learning apart from making me feel proud of the little so-called achievements I have. Their acknowledgement of my capabilities and my negligible experience, proves their modesty and maturity. They raised my enthusiasm by inciting conversations on areas of art and technology I was good at, which they considered themselves to be novice. This enlightening chat highlighted the fact that each one of us were amateurs in our own way.
I walked out of the dining hall much confident with a sense of fulfillment. As long as we are amateurs and there is scope for learning, life can never be boring!
Because anyone professional was once an amateur!
I signed up for A to Z Challenge-2016 in the last minute, almost towards the end of the list! Being a newbie on WordPress, I wasn’t sure if I could pull this off. But wanted to give it a shot in the process of learning.