Recent days I am too excited as I got invitation letter to attend International Student Week in Ilmenau (ISWI) 2015 on May 29 - June 7. So, yes! I will go to Germany, baby :)
ISWI is renowed international event for student all over the world. It has been held since 1993. More than twenty years. Wow! Although sometimes I feel that it's too big for me for giving such chance. But, then I understand that I deserve, I do.
As I show below, this my-yes-succeed-story is like a sun rising in the right time and right place.
Most people only know about my succeed without noticing my-not-yet-succeed-stories. Well,
it's not their fault. When I was not (yet) accepted to join an event, I
almost never tell others about it. I only share my happiness. Simple as
However, through this blog I am going to share all stories about my-not-yet-succeed stories. Even I plan to share my-not-yet-succeed-essays. Are you interested in to read that? :)
It's especially before my application to ISWI 2015 was accepted. To inform you, I applied for eight international student events. All of them was succesfully rejected. Yeah, wonderful! :)
What are they?
First of all, International Student Festival in Trondheim 2015 in Norway
Second, Young Environmental Program 2015 in Manila, the Philippines
Third, Youthful Cities Global Summit 2015 in Toronto, Canada
Fourth, International Youth Development Forum 2015 in Tokyo, Japan
Fifth, International Youth Camp 2015 in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Sixth, International Summit Youth to Youth 2015 in Vulvinus, Lithuania
Seventh, Novruz Holiday 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan
Eight, St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award 2015 in Switzerland
Should you asked how did I feel when the rejection email coming to my inbox, all I can say is that I was deeply sad. But, I was no desperate. Never. No chance for it :)
The first time knowing my-not-yet-succeed-stories is the hardest time that I found it was too uneasy to cope with it. You know, everytime I told my parent about my-not-yet-succeed-stories, my self was full of guilty and ashamed.
They often asked me, 'Why does it seem difficult to get a chance?'
I only answered, 'The applicants are thousands, and the participants are dozens or hundreds. Just wait and see for next chance.'
I learn much and much more from my-not-yet-succeed-stories. Not only about how to mindfully apply to international events, but also how to live vigorously with my-not-yet-succeed-stories. I have many episodes to tell because of my-not-yet-succeed-stories. I'm more than happy to share with you.
All of my-not-yet-succeed-stories are such sun shining in the morning. Just reflect well on it :)