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Akhirnya aku ke London! Part 1 – London and The Secret

London! Sebuah kata itu sudah saya sering dengar sejak saya berusia sekitar 2,5 tahun. Pertama kali mendengarnya saat Papa saya sedang belajar Bahasa Inggris dengan metode mendengarkan kaset yang bercerita tentang Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hide, kalau tidak salah, atau mungkin cerita tentang Frankenstein, saya lupa sih tepatnya cerita yang mana, karena Papa punya beberapa buku-buku tersebut. Saya ikut mendengarnya karena saya sering sekali dipangku Papa untuk ikut mendengarnya juga pada saat beliau belajar Bahasa Inggris, mendengar suara dari tape yang diputar atau mendengar suara papa menirukan suara yang keluar dari tape tersebut. Sambil mendengarkan biasanya saya juga ikut melihat komiknya, memperhatikan gambar-gambar di dalamnya.

Di dalam buku cerita bergambar tersebut kita dapat melihat gambaran kota London, karena cerita-ceritanya berlatar belakang di London, satu ciri khas yang saya ingat tentang London adalah rumah-rumah di London yang dindingnya berciri bata ekspos, tidak ditutup dengan semen, jadi batu-bata yang berwarna orange atau merah bata itu terlihat langsung. Itulah yang terekam di otak saya mengenai London.

Papa sering menggoda saya apakah saya suatu saat nanti akan sekolah di London, saya bilang “Iya, nanti aku mau sekolah di London!”, sampai suatu saat, saat saya mulai agak besar, sekitar usia 4 atau 5 tahunan, saya teringat saat saya dalam perjalanan dari Surabaya menuju Malang untuk mengunjungi Kakek dan Oom saya, saya melewati sebuah sekolah yang bangunannya mengingatkan saya akan London, spontan saya bilang “London!”, “Papa, aku mau sekolah di situ, mau sekolah di London!”, selalu saja begitu setiap saya melewati bangunan tersebut yang akhirnya setelah saya besar, saya tau kalau itu adalah bangunan suatu sekolah, kalau tidak salah nama sekolahnya adalah “SMAK Cor Jesu”

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Setiap melewati sekolah Kristen tersebut Papa saya selalu mengingatkan masa kecil saya yang selalu menyebut bangunan itu sebagai “London” dan keinginan saya untuk bersekolah di London.

Waktu berganti, sampai akhirnya saya lulus sebagai sarjana Psikologi, kemudian bekerja dan tetap saya belum kesampaian sekolah di London, jangankan sekolah, pergi ke sana juga belum *kacian*. Tapi karena saya bekerja sebagai konselor sekolah yang mana di ruangan saya selalu banyak brosur mengenai university, setiap saya melihat brosur mengenai kesempatan kuliah di luar negeri, saya sering curi-curi lihat universitas di UK (Inggris), “andaikan saya bisa dapat beasiswa, aku mau nyoba cari university di London, Inggrislah pokoknya”, pikir saya.

Pernah dengar nggak bahwa kekuatan pikiran itu maha dahsyat? Apa yang kamu pikirkan, impikan, itu bakal terjadi, saya percaya hal ini karena ada beberapa keinginan kecil yang sering terwujud ketika saya fokus memikirkannya dan mungkin itu juga sugesti setelah membaca buku The Secret beberapa kali.

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The Secret adalah sebuah karya dari Rhonda Byrne yang menjelaskan mengenai hukum tarik menarik (Law of Attraction) dan mengklaim bahwa berpikir positif dapat membuat dan mengubah hidup seseorang menjadi lebih baik (taken from Wikipedia, daripada susah neranginnya, hehe..)

Setelah membaca buku The Secret (FYI pertama kali saya baca The Secret itu adalah ketika saya sedang menyelesaikan skripsi saya, sekitar tahun 2007 atau 2008 kalau tidak salah) *maaf suka lupa, mungkin karena faktor U*, saya jadi percaya bahwa apa yang kita pikirkan atau kita inginkan pasti akan kita dapatkan, tinggal seberapa besar kita percaya bahwa itu benar-benar akan terjadi, semakin kita percaya maka akan semakin cepat terjadi, ya kebanyakan begitu.

Sejak membaca The Secret saya merasa semakin positif memandang dunia ini, semakin positif maka saya semakin ‘menarik’ hal-hal baik yang lain, hal-hal semacam inilah yang jika dalam buku The Secret disebut dengan Law of Attraction (LoA)

Apa sih hubungannya dengan London dengan The Secret ini?

Anda sudah bisa menebaknya?

Ya, keinginan saya ke London muncul kembali, cuma kali ini kalau sekolah kaya’nya nggak ya, pokoknya pengen aja ke London, jalan-jalan ke luar negeri, itu aja sih pikiran saya waktu itu.

Tapi gimana bisa ke sana? Ke UK kan mahal, kalau nggak sekolah, nggak dapat beasiswa, mau dapat darimana duit? Nabung dulu? Waduh lama.. Ah nggak tau deh, “Your wish is my command”, itu jargon yang selalu saya ingat setelah membaca buku The Secret tersebut, apapun keinginan kita akan diwujudkan oleh “Semesta” asal kita percaya, terima beres dah ntar nggak tau gimana caranya tiba-tiba terwujud aja, saya percaya itu.

Ee.. kira-kira setelah saya bekerja kurang lebih 3 tahun di salah satu sekolah internasional di Surabaya seperti yang saya ceritakan sebelumnya di , tiba-tiba ada e-mail masuk yang mengatakan bahwa tim OYE Sekolah Ciputra (Oxford Youth Elite) sedang membutuhkan pendamping untuk para siswa yang akan berkompetisi dalam lomba debat dan pidato di Oxford sana.

Saya sudah baca sih e-mail tersebut, tapi masih ragu untuk mengajukan diri, sampai akhirnya kolega saya menyarankan saya untuk melamarnya, beliau sebenarnya juga pengen tetapi sedang dalam masa pengerjaan suatu project, jadi tidak mungkin ditinggal, lagipula beliau juga sudah sering pergi ke luar negeri untuk mewakili sekolah.

Oke,saya coba beranikan diri, akhirnya saya mengirim e-mail pengajuan diri, dan… diterima!

Sampai di sini dulu ya cerita saya, ini baru permulaan cerita pengalaman liburan (kerja sih sbnrnya)  paling tak terlupakan bagi saya, bagaimana detil persiapan saya ke London sampai bagaimana selama 2 minggu di UK (karena akhirnya saya tidak hanya akan mengunjungi London, ada total 4 kota yang saya kunjungi di UK) akan saya ceritakan di cerita selanjutnya

To be continued..

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