Against the odds
I am extremely grateful that the law of attraction exists and makes wonderful things happen. Here is my story how I managed to change my life radically in decisive steps and pursue my dream to study and find a job abroad.
I was born and grew up in Greece where I studied psychology and special education at the university. Since my first couple of years at the university I had a strong desire to travel abroad and continue my studies at a postgraduate level. Although I could speak both English and German, I wanted to travel more in Germany as it is not as expensive as Great Britain or the USA as far as tuition fees and cost of living are concerned. Although it was difficult, I convinced my mother to support me financially in my new beginning in Germany, provided that I should find a job there right away. It was a big decision but I was very determined. My mother believed in me and booked the flight…
During the flight to Munich, Germany I found myself talking to a very polite American lady, whose name was Daphne. I told her that I was a psychologist and that I wanted to do a PhD in psychology at the university of Munich. She gave me a small present and advised me to VISUALIZE.
Although my plan was difficult, as I knew no-one at the local university and I had already been rejected a couple of times by potential supervisors, I did not give up and managed to be accepted after all by the developmental psychology department as a PhD student and started my studies. Of course I had kept the advice of Mrs. Daphne all along, as it had helped me be positive and motivated. I was confronted with many difficulties (finding a place to stay, communicating in a different language, finding a job, being accepted at the university etc), but it always turned out ok for me. I managed to survive and carry on my plans.
Furthermore, I wanted from the very start to begin a postgraduate training in child and adolescent psychotherapy. But it was practically impossible, as the training costs 20,000 Euros and takes three years of full time work and study. How could I manage, since I was earning 700 euros a month with working hard at a special education school and having to cover my own expenses including rent, food, transport etc. In my self-talk I felt committed and satisfied about wanting to be a psychotherapist. I prayed quite often to God and said “I know it is completely impossible for me, but for You everything is possible, all my hopes lie on you”, I then felt calm and peaceful, as if I was sure it would happen in reality. I had no fear or even doubt at that time. I felt great wanting to be, what I wanted.
After two years in Germany and discontent with the little help my PhD supervisor was giving to me, I decided to look for a job or another supervisor at another university. I was doing a difficult job for one year and I felt I needed a new beginning. If nothing good should turn up, I would return to Greece. So I searched for a job or a paid PhD on the Internet. I was very determined and I believed that I could find something. And there it was! It was all I ever wanted the past two years. A child psychiatric clinic in some other region in Germany offered the whole psychotherapy training to successful applicants who would receive a small but satisfactory salary as well. I applied for it immediately. I got accepted, packed my things and since the 11th of January I have been there.
The new change was a relief for me. Not to mention my terrific new apartment, which the clinic found for me. It is as if the whole thing was tailored exactly for me. I would like to note that it is really an exception for a clinic to offer a longitudinal paid training to psychologists in Germany.
I still cannot believe what happened. I feel so grateful. Two weeks ago I watched The Secret on my laptop. It was just there. I downloaded it accidentally from the Internet. It made so much sense to me. I became very inspired by it. The Secret was there all the time, working for me. It is such bliss. I have employed The Secret now to get along with my new colleagues and be successful in my new job. The first results are there to see.
I want also to attract a nice relationship with a woman as I feel lonely now in my new environment. In the clinic there are only a few women my age who would be available, if they have no relationship in the first place. I try to be optimistic about it. I already visualize white sand beaches on exotic islands and me holding hands with her. I made a list of 30 things on my computer I am grateful for, I attached beautiful landscapes, a picture of a couple kissing on the beach and pasted also this story I am writing right now. I am sure everything will be fine, as long as I work hard and think only for the best.