The interview felt like a walk in the park this time, yet at the end of each of the standard stages (English test, group games, role plays and final interview) I was nervous and very scared to see so many girls leaving disappointed.
When I heard my name called out among those successful all the way through, I was overwhelmed with happiness and hope and grateful I listened to Monica’s advice.
I went through my final interview, the next day, with a shivering voice and all the hope in the world. I was so close to where I felt I belonged and the professionalism and friendliness of the recruiters strengthened my belief even further.
We were told to expect a final answer after a week, but 3 days later I received my “successful” email from Etihad. I was walking on clouds!! My inner child must have come to life at full thrust because I found myself jumping around the house with joy, crying and laughing at the same time.
It was the happiest day of my life that far and the first person I had to share this with was Monica.
I haven’t said anything to my parents and friends until I received my date of joining. The month and a half spent with joining formalities felt like years.
I completed all the paperwork, packed and said goodbye to my always-supporting parents and all my loved ones and on 9th of July 2015 I was boarding the plane to a new life.