Behind this genuine smile there is also fear, sadness, curiosity and hope. This is a big move. On so many levels. Not only wrapping up seventeen years of life in the UAE, this move marks a turning point towards the unknown for each one of us.
Uncertainty is the only constant in life. We spend our time and energy trying to minimise it, control it. Yet without it there would be no place for curiosity and surprise.
Transition is a very funny moment in time. It is a space in its own right, where one is invited to sit with the discomfort of so many emotions. It is despite everything that is happening on the outside, an opportunity for stillness amidst the mess and the chaos. So here I am, sitting right smack in the heart of contradictions and behind this genuine smile there is also profound love and gratitude for IT ALL: the past, the present and the unknown.
“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” Anaïs Nin