From last one year I am in love with travelling even when I am doing my post graduation in Anaesthesia and ‘always’ short of leave.
But by god’s grace I do find some time here and there,may be little, but sufficient enough to travel to visit some new place and learn from the experience.
For me, from the following experiences I can take some life time lessons for me…
1) Planning :
As I plan to travel to a new city, I always do a lot of research about that city, their culture, their language, geography of that area, their practices, weather, and the do’s and dont’s of that place, hotels, transportation, local sightseeing and the history behind that.
So only with the thought of travelling, I get to know so many things about the place.
2) Arrangements :
After learning from the planning stage, my second lesson normally derive from the arrangements which I have to done before going outside.
For Example ;
* I have to take leave from HOD, which is always the tough job, as my heart always beats faster while asking for leave.
* I have to rearrange my night duties (which doctors always have) with my co-pgts, and by god’s grace they are always helpful to do that, and this rearrangement thing always show you the importance of relations, importance of helping each other, importance of convincing power, and also tells you that this world is full of good peoples if you see goodness in them.
* You have to manage your house (if you are single or a only couple) and other things as you will be out and then you have to inform to milkman, paperman and a lot more.
* Arrangements of accomodation to railway station or airport in your home city and also in your visiting city and it makes a life lot easier.
3) Communicating Skills :
This is one of the most important skill I have learned while talking to strangers on a distant land. You learned how to talk to strangers, how to express yourself if there is language barrier, how to bargain while doing shopping 😜.
4) Confidence :
This you will surely develop even after one single trip as whole new world opens in front of you.
You will be more confident while interecting with others, while asking about anything in that city, while starting the conversation with stranger and this will shows in your character always…
5) Observant :
When you go to any new place you tends to become more observant without any efforts, because you want to absorb whatsoever is there in your surroundings, it may be the new weather, environment, peoples or culture. And for me observation is one of the most important skill a man can possess.
Well till now these are the lessons I have learnt, lets see how many lessons the future holds for me.
What about you, what lessons have you learnt while travelling, share with me, will love to hear that…