Have you ever felt the feeling of satisfaction of achieving something really really big! So big that you could not even believe you did that?
Well, I have. Not once, not twice but a few more times! First it was when I passe my GCE Advanced Level Examination with flying colours and when I got to know that I would be able to attend to one of the best Engineering colleges in the South East Asia, the Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa. Then in was when I was selected to the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the university which is one of the most sort after departments!
Then it was THIS! :)
I first heard of this via a friend of mine, last year! The GNOME Outreach Programme For Women. After going through the webpage and the promotional material I thought I was not good enough to get selected let alone do something that BIG!
Then after I went through the 6 months' compulsory internship programme, where I got to work in the REAL industry, I thought that I could really do a difference, that I was capable of doing anything anyone could do! So I thought I was ready for the OPW! :)
This time I got a superb mentor! Elin from Joomla! She literally did a huge task in this from the point of encouraging me to apply to the point of getting selected!
It was the 27th of May! The decisive hour arrived & MY NAME WAS THERE!!! on the list of the accepted candidates! Now that was the moment I felt that rare sense of satisfaction! The feeling that I am worth it! The feeling that I have achieved something (although I really hadn't achieved it yet, I am still on my way there! :D)
That is the beginning of my OPW story! Now every story has a happy ending! But I am sure this one does, because I am going to write my own story & I LOVE happy endings! :)
See you with my next update!
Stay Hungry! Stay Foolish! :)