What is a GOAL to you? How do you feel when you achieve it? Those are two questions I could not answer easily. I needed to think twice even hundred times to answer it clearly.
When I was a kid everybody said, â€œSandrine, you have to put your dreams up high in the sky.â€ And then they would continue by asking, â€œSo what is your dream for your future?â€
Easily I answered with, â€œI donâ€™t know.â€ Then the person who asked responded with a smile or laugh. So many times I was asked with the same question and answered with the same answer. Typical kid mostly would say being a doctor, a pilot, a policeman, or even a president. While me, I just answered with a simple, â€œI donâ€™t know,â€ with a big grin and went away to go playing with the other kid.
Years passed by, when I grew older, in my junior high school, I started to love reading books. Everyday I went to the library during break time and borrowed some good books. I love to read Enyd Bliton books for her Mallory Tower series, Goosebumps, and so on. I also began to read English books. My first English books are the series of Sweet Valey Twins. The library provided so many series of this Sweet Valey Twin books.
Suddenly, I ran out of Sweet Valey Twin books to borrow. Searching for another English book and I chose Around The World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne which appeared as an old book. Really, I did not like old classic books back then. I just gave it a try because no other books to be borrowed.
I might say at first that I took longer time to finish this book rather than other book in same size. But in the end I found the book was amazing. Do not ask me what the story was about because I forgot what I read. I only know that after reading the book, every time I was asked with the question, â€œWhat is your dream for your future?â€ I would answer with, â€œI want to go around the world.â€
This tagline is not only a kidâ€™s dream. It became my goal since then. If you asked me have I achieved it or not I will say that I am at the first step to achieve it. Two years ago a chance to know another part of the world came to me. From all the employees in my division, three times in three months, I was sent to have a business trip abroad. This was really my home run. At last I got the change to hit my first walk-out home run. It was amaaaazzzziiinnnggg.
But like I said before, this was only the first step. I need to make a higher level to reach my goal, â€œGo Around The Worldâ€. I need to join another game to make a second, third, forth, and so on walk-out home run and I am ready to go for it.
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