Check In: (one word) Lost.
Hop on. Hop off. It has been 3 months since I last updated this blog, and instead of an apology post, I thought I’d ramp things up a little. The past three months have been a rollercoaster: of emotions, experiences and energy levels. As a freshman in college, I have been meeting some wonderful people and learning from each one of them. Even more importantly, I have been learning so much more about myself and who I am.
And who are you really?
I suppose a lot of what I have experienced has to do with the city itself. Abu Dhabi has, as opposed to what I had expected, been a new story altogether. The anticipated sense of déjà vu never came about, and everything about this city has been new. Different. The first time. More specifically, I have been on a quest to find something. And, there is a lot that I have discovered. Some of this I can articulate, and others? They remain inexplicable.
I am tremendously grateful for this phase of my life, I really am. But, learning isn’t a one-way road. You take three steps forward, encounter a challenge, and move back one or two steps. You are assisted, advised and admonished. You are never alone.
As I tread along this slightly bumpy road, I sneak a glance at what I left behind. To what led me up to where I am. But, where do you want to be? I don’t know. Or maybe, like so many of us, I know. I run away from it, faster and faster and faster. And, it dawns upon me that learning isn’t a one-way road, and often, that which is unexpected comes from the other end.
Check Out: (one word) Found.