When I told my friends that I went on a hiking trip, travelling 18 Kilometres upside and then down, making it a 36 Kilometres journey on foot, filled with stony pathways and a determination to reach on top to admire the beauty of the surrounding heavenly land of pure nature, they all laughed in surprise and I did not find it in myself to hold it against them. After all, I was quite flabbergasted myself to say the least, and for a good reason or a hundred, if I may say so myself.
For a girl like me, who shook in nervousness while even crossing a road, who can't cover the short distance between India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhawan without aid, who was notorious amongst her friends as 'The Girl who stood us up' because I frequently cancelled many outings with them to avoid Delhi's heat. You get the general gist of it, right?
So this was an achievement for me, one that I am proud of. It is almost unbelievable for me to, to be very honest.
But the reason for the completion of this very significant journey of mine is not solely me or my strength, it was the belief and faith that was shown in me.
The belief of my Guide -- someone who kept on pushing me to reach the next milestone, he fueled me up from the very first step like a personal cheerleader of mine, he motivated the impatient and frustrated child in me to not give up. It made me nostagic, as I though how similar it was to when my parents must have stood by me when I took my first steps as I learned to walk.
Thanks, Man. Because of you, I have completed my journey and thanks to you, I earned something which I am very proud of. I can't express my gratitude enough.
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