The clock has started counting time. A month has gone!!! I can remember the day, I landed at the airport, with full of angst…not only of the struggle I would have to deal with new people but also coping up with my working place. Precociousness is good until it crosses the border. But mine one was top of anything. I came here with sets of questions about meeting other Fellows, my house mates and even of Atlas people. But it takes just two weeks to fade away all my creepiness! What happened in this two weeks?? I wonder Atlas has that power to wane away all these from me, and I believe from some other fellows. It has designed its program in such a way, that it is obvious for a Fellow to forget all weirdness and jump in to the ocean. The ocean is full of knowledge, skills and appropriateness. One has to pick up how much he can.
I will never forget working for Miriam’s Kitchen, jumping over the food of Nando’s, meeting local ambassadors, moving around of White House, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, participating at the USAID‘s emergency response training, the weeklong training from Deloitte, even I will not forget knowing American history from Scott, the great company of little Eliot, learning small words in Urdu and Spanish, taking selfy with groups, making class 16 waves (hit it!!). I know many wonders are waiting for me ahead.
I have worked with number of organizations. I have seen different types of culture, orientation programs. But it will be my life long memory with Atlas. Working with the Host organization is another chapter for me. I have got the perfect organization to work with. I have started missing a month from the 12 months journey with Atlas.