About

I’m usually on the receiving end of story telling, but there are moments when I’ve found value in documenting my own thoughts and experiences.

The first such moment occurred when I travelled to Palestine for the first time as an adult (KTH Blog). I had not yet realized it at the time, but the reflections I attempted to put into words during those 3 weeks would become the point at which I finally challenged my thoughts, developed my own opinions, and recognized the importance of my ability to relate to any one soul.

I would no longer blindly follow a compulsory structured curriculum of education but take what works for me, create what doesn’t currently exist, and trigger the innate desire to absorb knowledge.

I would no longer require the comfort of all that is familiar, but develop faith in what can be incredible once I take the plunge and learn from what isn’t.

I would no longer limit my relationships to those with whom I have everything in common, but pinpoint and highlight what traits I find wonderful within each individual.

Many years later, I have graduated university, began a career, have decided to drop everything to return to the Middle East with the single goal of learning Arabic and I find myself at another point in my life where I see value in documenting what happens.

This time around, however, I’m not limiting myself to the theme of my identity. I am creating this space to reflect on all that I experience and value, whether it be how I feel as I finally acquire the language I’ve yearned to speak or the straight up struggle during my first triathlon.

 

Here’s to reflection, new lessons, and continuing on this beautiful adventure of life.

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